I use locally gathered wild honeysuckle vines in much of my rib construction work. Vines can be gathered at any time of the year, but I prefer to gather in the early spring, when the sap is running, for easy peeling of the vines. Rib construction baskets are strong and functional yet with a uniquely beautiful play between vine and design.
18" high x 25" long x 20" accros
A view of the other side
approx.18" x 43" SOLD
27" high x 17" wide x 15" deep
Wild honeysuckle vines gathered sustainably in the local forests of Salt Spring Island. Peeled in the spring when the sap is running.
Random Woven Construction
Random Woven, twining and plaiting are some of the techniques commonly found in my work. I use a wide variety of materials including those I gather from the woods and waters of my Salt Spring Island home. All of these materials are harvested respectfully and sustainably, taking what I need and leaving most of the plants to continue to thrive. I do my own processing, drying and dying of materials. I also use found objects, recycled and imported materials.
8 1/2" high x 54" circumference. SOLD
20" high x 87" circumference All locally gathered materials (cedar bark, birch bark, honeysuckle vines, tule rushes, bull rush leaf) except for the reed frame work.
14" high x 61" circumference.