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.
Hi Linda, I’ve always wanted to keep chickens! Lucky you. I hear they can even make good pets. And there is nothing like fresh eggs!
Hi Rosemarie, Really? I wish I would have given you one! I hope all is well. Maybe you can come visit this year!
This basket is really lovely. I have chickens and I can see it would be really convenient for gathering eggs. Nice job!
You continue to amaze me. All these years and I never knew about this talent. Lovely💜
Hi John, Maybe five or six hours? But it’s a pleasurable time for me. 🙂💛
Nice, Very nice! I’m impressed. How long does it take to make one? John