Cleaved willow basket


A cleaved willow basket that is beautiful and strong and has been made using a myriad of traditional techniques including slewing, cleaving and roping.


This cleaved willow basket was made as Sarah Hatton’s traditional basket for her City and Guilds final piece. A beautiful and strong basket that has been made using a myriad of traditional techniques. The base has been slewed creating an attractive feature. The sides of the cleaved willow basket are woven with willow rods that have been cleaved with alternating colours. The border has been been using a track border to create an unusual border. The handle has been woven with twisted willow to wrap the handle tighter.

Sarah Hatton started willow weaving in 2008. Sarah is passionate about the heritage craft of willow weaving and cares deeply about the quality and durability of the pieces that she creates. These high quality baskets have come from years of repetition and practice. When Sarah planted her own willow she realised that she could have a sustainable source of willow. She uses her own 26 varieties of different colours alongside willow from Somerset.

Measurements: Height to border – 19cm, height to handle – 31cm, width at base – 27cm, width at border – 27cm.

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