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24th February 2023
After reading an anecdote in Random Commentary about a Mrs M. who embroiders crinoline ladies on raffia baskets, we end this week thinking about decorative baskets. Several contemporary makers are exploring the exciting sculptural possibilities of willow, and Alison Dickens creates magnificent baskets or 'vessels' which you might prefer to admire rather than use. (She also makes beautiful functional baskets.)
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