Hand-made in Wexford by Trish Killalea from her homegrown and harvested willow this basket is perfect for gathering your homegrown vegetables, or flowers. Made with an oval-shaped base the walls of the basket rise higher towards the handle and lower toward the outer edges, the handle is nice and high to allow you to pile up whatever you are collecting and carrying in it.
Details and Dimensions:
Colours will vary as the natural colour of the willow varies in tones of brown, red and green which will change over time as the willow ages. The basket measures 38cm x 27cm and is 28cm tall including the handle.
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Trish is also one of the three weavers making our super popular willow bird feeders.
Willow is a fast-growing, sustainable material due to its carbon sequestration, making it a carbon sink.
When kept dry, willow vessels will last a lifetime, but are completely biodegradable when returned to the earth.
There is zero carbon footprint for the willow used by Island Willow, as the 20 different varieties are all grown on-site in Lady’s Island. The catkins that flower on willow in February and March are an early food source for bees.
Trish harvests the willow entirely by hand, using secateurs and sorts the rods manually, depending on the colour, shape and size.