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Rush Rectangular Basket

Rush Rectangular Basket
£17.00
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Description

20 cms wide x 11 cms deep x 15 cms high

A pretty little basket for the bedroom or bathroom - or anywhere you can find a use for it. The base is worked in plain check weave with the siding worked in a variation of check weave called twill weave. A pretty track border finishes it off.

Schoenoplectus lacustris - common club-rush - grows in slow-moving, fresh water rivers. All my rush Is cut by myself and a team of fellow basketmakers on the River Isle in Somerset, dried in a barn in Devon and stored at my home in Cornwall, ready for weaving into beautiful items.

Depending how freshly cut the material is when woven, rush items can be quite brightly coloured with a range of greens and yellows. As the item ages and is subjected to light, the colour fades to an overall straw colour. Rush can look quite mottled - this can be natural marking, the effect of mud and silt in the river, moulds or bruising as the rush is harvested. This does not affect the quality of the product so long as it is cared for correctly.

With care your rush basket should last you many years. Try to keep it out of direct sunlight and somewhere dry. Damp will cause moulds to form, although it does no harm if it is gently washed with a soft cloth occasionally. Just be sure you dry it thoroughly away from direct heat - especially turning it over so it can dry thoroughly.

Enjoy your basket
Anne

Inspiration

I love bits and bobs baskets, whether round, oval or rectangular. They can be used in any room around the home, including the craft room. And twill weave is one of my favourite weaves - quite elegant.

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SKU: 592

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