Rinsey Willow Handle

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Rinsey Willow Handle

75.00

Lin Lovekin planted a modest willow bed on her small holding in the depths of Cornwall 20 years ago. Today she grows a whole lot more willow than she originally started with, varieties such as Dicky Meadows & Brittany Blue. Lins craft of basketry is a methodical, time consuming process that takes years to learn. This is evident in each of her pieces, the skill and traditional weaving techniques that she uses show off her knowledge of the craft that has changed little in hundreds of years. Basket makers performed a role in communities that may seem lost in today’s world of mass production, however Lin Lovekin is testament to a good honest skill dying hard.

Using varieties of willow grown on her own land and bought in from the Somerset levels, Lin has produced a Basket that is strong, functional and very good looking. These Baskets are the strongest shoppers that Lin makes, the willow handles being woven into the body of the piece makes them perfect for heavier shopping, like bottles. Not only are they strong, they fit very well against your body, a joy to use indoors or out.

(W)27 x (H)46cm

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