twined basket in jute and wool

Chair’s Challenge

I recently challenged members of The Basketry Collective to produce a piece inspired by postcards from the Wellcome Collection.  My card is a close up of ‘delivery medicine to the lungs’ in lots of lovely bright colours.  I can’t believe how long it has taken me from inspiration, through sampling to first attempt and final piece.  I twined the ‘basket’ using jute for the stakes and tapestry wool and wool left over from various knitting projects to twine, incorporating pieces of fleece tops.  I am reasonably pleased with it, but as always with twining the border proved to be a problem – here I used a pull down border – but I really wanted to bury the ends