a basket and an incredible bird

Recently I was in a summerschool for basketmaking. I learned to split and and shave willow, and weave with it. It results in a very fine and delicate type of baskets. Our tutor was Esme Hofman.

I wanted to keep the learned weaving skills alive and made a miniature basket with wild foraged iris and bramble.

miniature basket, bramble, iris, leather

Also I want to share a short video. At first I couldn´t believe what I saw, thinking it was a trick. Did you know about the existence of the tailorbird?

click here to see the bird in action.

and here to find out more about the tailorbird