Baskets hand woven in Alberta using locally grown basketry willow. Sizes , shapes, uses vary.
Prices range from $40 to $190 depending on size of the basket and complexity.
Can redo any of the baskets or do commission work.
Example are market baskets, laundry baskets, Easter baskets, fruit baskets, toilet paper holders, bird feeders, garden trellis
From our yard and local ditches. These regenerative plants row in sycamore with human coppicing. They sequester carbon faster than many other woody plants. The end of life, generally more than one human generation if cared for well, takes naught but a compost pile to deal with.
A local community farm 20 minutes southeast of Edmonton.
All baskets are hand made. Even the really cheap ones at dollar stores. By supporting a local artist, this skill stays in our culture close to hone. Maryann also teaches how to make these at the farm during safe gathering times and for now, on line through #SundayLiveBasketrySessions , a public, local Facebook group called #AlbertaNaturalBaskets
The materials used to weave these baskets are all locally grown. Willows and cattail especially, are prolific carbon sequestration plants. Filtering as they grow; and in such abundance that they are continually giving. In fact willows grow longer and healthier with annual coppiceing. The baskets end of life is also gentle on our planet, composting or even biochar creating.
The use of a basket feels better, to me, than a " reusable " shopping bag with some company's logo and marketing all over it.
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