I have been a basketmaker for forty years. It is a hobby that I took up because baskets please me. I like to look at them and to touch them. My first basket was an egg basket. I took a one day course. Once I had made one, I just kept on making them. It is soothing. Really. I love the making of each basket. I use each and every one that I haven’t given away to friends.

Especially, when winter reigns, I enjoy that it gives me something to do and also a nice basket when I’m done. I don’t make that many because I cannot buy the reed I need here. I bit the bullet and ordered some from Amazon in the US. That is SO SO expensive. But it makes me happy, so I bought some. I used to order it in the US and then bring it back when I went for a visit. Because of Covid it’s been nearly three years since we have gone home. Anyway, here is a picture of my present project. This is the basic framework.

Here is the finished product…

…and, as it’s name says…the egg basket – in it’s intended use. Fresh eggs aren’t sold in boxes here. They put them in a bag so you’ve got to be very careful when carrying them. The egg basket, with its curved bottom, is perfect to cradle the eggs.

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