Dark Tendril Bag

Photos by Annie MacDonald, AIM Photography, Applecross

Inspired by old images of sea anemones, this bias-plaited bag won second prize in the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers’ “Basketry of the Year 2018” competition. 

I applied a traditional basketry technique (bias plaiting) to an unconventional basketry material (corsetry boning). 

The handle, made from elastic, uses a wrapping technique traditionally used on the cane handles of silver teapots. 

Corsetry usually reins female bodies in; I was interested in setting this extraordinary material free...

Corsetry boning, elastic.

60cm x 60cm x 60cm

Where can I see the Dark Tendril Bag?

- "Rock Paper Scissors", Houghton Hall, 19 May to 26 September 2021

Previously shown at:

- "Basketry: Function & Ornament"Ruthin Craft Centre, 20 July to 13 October 2019

- "Bags, Bottles & Baskets", solo show, Inverness Museum & Gallery, 2019, Foyer Gallery

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