Crocheted Kelp Basket
I was crocheting wire for the suspended vessels so I had to try my hand at crocheting kelp. Here's the result. Kelp is such a fascinating material to work with. It's very malleable, a lot like clay in the way it can be noodged into position and there are always exciting surprises with colour and extent of shrinkage after the final drying. I'll be weaving today!
Harakeke (flax) - Sun Hat hand made
Harakeke (flax) - Sun Hat hand made for sale on Trade Me, New Zealand's #1 auction and classifieds website
She Sells Sea Shells
We're not sure what mermaids do to relax - for the most part they don't seem to have much stress...but if they did, they would probably float around and make these incredible kelp and knotted seaweed baskets. Our friend, LA artist Leah Danberg, has turned seaweed basketry into an art form. Her kelp baskets will make your head swim! Each one is unique and exquisite - some are woven more simply and some appear almost crocheted - and all are adorned with something from the sea - either a shell…
Kete Whakairo - Blue/Green/Brown/Red Earth tones
This beautiful Kete Whakairo is woven in Earthy tones of blue, green brown and red Harakeke, with Muka handles. It is an authentic hand woven in traditional Maori weaving methods, and is made to stand up to everyday use if desired. It is woven in Taki Rua, a pattern which is said to represent white bait swimming up stream. Kia ora Raranga o Manu Moana
New Zealand and basketry
I recently returned from a wonderful trip to New Zealand and Australia and am feeling inspired by the wonderful scenery and baskets which I saw around me. One of the highlights of my trip to New Zealand was to meet up with Jill Fleming, a weaver and fibre artist who makes the most beautiful baskets. …
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