Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Natural Materials for Basketry

I love variety in my work, and using unusual natural materials is one way to shake things up a bit!

My shop now features a few naturals that I grow using organic methods. Below are a few examples of baskets made with bleached Hibiscus fiber. It's a wonderful, versatile fiber that can be used natural, bleached or dyed.

I've also listed Miscanthus grass, which is great for coiling, rim treatment and embellishment. Visit my shop and check them out:

This wild and wooly twined basket features bleached hibiscus bark accents and peeled and natural akebia. The beads are actually seeds.

This one was started with a hibiscus center and features a hibiscus rim. It also has pine needles miscanthus and kudzu!


Take Me Stitchin said...

You have a wonderful and unique blog lover you baskets and gourds. Len

Midnightcoiler said...

Thanks Len!

Pamela Zimmerman said...

these are some of my favorite fibers for basketry, too! Try them, you will love them!

Pamela Zimmerman said...

some of my favorites! I highly recommend these fibers, you will love them!