There are two dates available at Heals, London for this great weaving a basket workshop hosted by Lise Bech.
WHEN: Wed 9 May + Thurs 10 May 2018 2pm til 5pm
The Heal’s Building
196 Tottenham Court Road
Working exclusively with Scottish willow, Lise Bech shares her skills showing you how to create your own versatile basket. The Southern Upland organically grown willow you will use, provides you with a unique palette of colours. Also learn about the propagation of the willow and it’s preparation for weaving. All materials provided.
Launched in 2012 by David & Roxi Zeeman, Dassie Artisan is an emporium of handcrafted, unique pieces with global influences.
Dassie Artisan is a big believer in ethically produced products, working closely with artisans around the world. At the same time being environmentally and socially responsible.
‘Taking inspiration from the worlds of fashion, different cultures and our African roots, we are committed to offering our customers handmade treasures that are lovingly created by talented artisans. Each item is representative of the hard work and skills developed over generations; woven with ounces of culture and years of heritage‘
ALSO Home, founded by Anna Schmidt in 2008 is a haven of gorgeous handcrafted & unique gifts and homeware. Every item is considered for its origin and how it was made, whether handpainted plates or handwoven baskets.
ALSO Home has a lovely selection of tableware, bedding and soft furnishings, as well as baskets and storage, with influences from Scandinavian and Japanese design
‘The business and brand philosophy is to design and source products that are unique and stylish and support talented artisans around the world. The owner Anna’s love of travelling and working with age old crafts and techniques is the real inspiration and story of this brand and business‘
Pop into their West Sussex store or head online to alsohome.com
Also keep up to date with their blog and Instagram for all the latest news and inspiration.
The current day use for baskets has moved beyond something just to store blankets, logs or washing in. The array of baskets with woven pattern and texture now available means they are more attractive than ever.
We want them on show, in all rooms of the home, on the floor, a shelf, or hung on a wall. Store shoes, toys, magazines, put plants in, whatever the use we have found some great styles at La Redoute this week.
What’s even better is there is currently 40% off everything until Sunday 29th with code: BIG40. So don’t hang about!
If you are accessorizing your rooms this Summer, be sure to feature something woven. Its all about the texture and detail.
Consider potted plants in woven baskets and bags, heavy woven cushion covers [ think macrame ] and jute rugs. Adding these pieces into a room will bring an artisan / handmade feel and soften a space.
If you want to make more of a statement choose a woven light fitting [ There are some stunning picks online – try grahamandgreen.co.uk & rockettstgeorge.co.uk ]. Woven chairs are big this season as well, like bold rattan furniture but focusing on a smaller weave.
Whether Moroccan, Scandinavian, minimal, country cottage, midcentury, industrial, boho or luxe style is your thing, there will be woven baskets to suit.
Across high street and online stores, from high end brands, woven baskets are filtering down the chain so all homeware brands will have in their ranges this year.
Easy, adaptable and practical for storage, however big or small there’s a use for woven baskets all over the home – for magazines in the lounge, to store blankets, great for indoor planters, housing nick nacks or bath toys in the bathroom, keeping all your wrapping paper handily stored, for fruit, for eggs, for bread, for outdoorwear kept handily at the front door, as a laundry bin, as display, to keep knitting stored… the uses are endless.
For great styling, mix and match heights in clusters and tie in colours to your decor or wood tones.
We have come to see quite a lot of paint dipped items for the home over the last year or two. But this trend seems to be staying and where it has been really popular on furniture; chair and stool legs aswell as ceramics and vases, the big look carrying on through Summer into Autumn is dipped baskets.
This simple diy project uses very little extras on top of the basket itself. Pick the size and shape, decide on a paint colour – this could be a bright vibrant shade or classic white, also consider metalic shades – and grab a tray or large bowl to drop the basket into. [ another option is to use dye instead of paint ]