Flowerpot Log Basket with Handles

This flowerpot shaped log basket is based on the traditional design for agricultural skeps but extended upwards to make it taller and slimmer, thereby enabling it to fit into a smaller space. 

 

I used a wide range of colours within the side weave and white willow stakes, border and handles.  The weave is English randing with a double false wale which highlights the spiral effect of the weave.

 

This basket went off to its new home when it had its first outing at Weird and Wonderful Wood 2016.