This hand basket design was taught to John in Norfolk where the design was known, amongst the local makers, as the 'Funky Doodle'. The name comes from the old basketmaker, whose nickname was 'Funky', who continued to make this relatively simple style, his 'Doodle', well into his 80s to earn a bit of extra money. Old Funky is long gone but his basket design remains. It is made with a lighter weight 'track border' on the rim and is woven in natural 'coffee brown' and green willows. It is a handy hand basket for collecting eggs, to use as a peg basket or for carrying a few bits of shopping.
W12" x H8.5" (14" tall including the handle height)
W30cm x H21cm (36cm tall including the handle height)
Postage is £4.95 for this style.
All baskets are handmade by John in small batches in his workshop in the market town of Lanark, UK, using only UK-grown willows.
If your desired quantity isn't available online, or if you need expedited delivery, please contact me to arrange.
I try to supply willow colours as close as possible to the natural colours illustrated in the photos above, give or take slight variation in natural willow bark. Whilst the colours shouldn't be dramatically different, please allow for some slight variations in natural willow colours.
All sizes +/- 0.5" or +/- 1 cm
- Made from 100% UK Willows
- Sturdy carrying handle
- Handmade in Scotland using traditional techniques
- A working basket and attractive
- Made from sustainably sourced willow
- Delivered in around 5 working days from ordering