Botanically Dyed Raffia & Make Your Own Baskets
Have you ever wanted to make your own hand woven baskets, but not sure where to start? My online course shows you the step-by-step process, guiding you through all stages of choosing the raffia, learning different stitches, adding a handle and how to finish your basket.
And, if you’ve been loving the colours I use in my baskets, I have a very small selection of my hand dyed raffia, which I dye using botanical & natural dye processes. I dye in small batches, meaning that I only offer a small selection of each colourway.
This natural raffia is perfect for making your own woven or stitched baskets, you can use it to core-fill for crochet, or basket weaving on it’s own.
I dye my raffia using natural kitchen scraps and natural dye techniques. This creates a beautiful colour range that can’t be replicated, and combines harmoniously together.
This listing is for a pre-order - it takes about 2+ weeks for me to dye then dry the raffia, before I can post it to you. The colours photographed aren’t exactly the colours I will create, but by pre-ordering you are supporting me in my creative process and my parenting role (both side by side, making & parenting).
I will be dyeing with avocado seeds to create earthy pinks, turmeric for vibrant yellow and indigo for greens and blues. Please leave a note to seller at check out if you’d like any browns (coffee) and can add that to my dye pots as well.
*I am listing these are a very reasonable price. Hand dyeing raffia is a long process involving days of dyeing and tending the colours - but my aim for my creative practice and my online shop is to allow others to create and make for themselves.
WANT TO LEARN How to Basket Weave? Check out my online course here, where I share step-by-step how to basket stitch your own beautiful pieces, as well as how to dye raffia using kitchen supplies.
IF you purchase my online course too, I’ll send you a FREE needle that I use in my course, as well as a bundle of plain undyed raffia for FREE to use in your creations.
Basket Making & Weaving is one of the oldest crafts known to humans. Using natural raffia and a needle, you'll learn the techniques to create your own woven pieces and from this can go on to developing different shapes and styles of your own.
This ecourse features videos showing how to start and finish a basket, as well as different stitch techniques. 9 Hands-on step-by-step videos, combined with downloadable instruction sheet makes you feel like you're in my studio beside me.
I also share how to use kitchen scraps to naturally dye your raffia beautiful colours, chemically free.