Here are three recent willow magazine baskets made by Katherine. The basket is woven on an oval hoop frame and the stakes are scallomed on. The sides can be woven in a variety of weaves like the French randing above or the slewing below. The shape and lengthwise handle make it great for magazines, books, or newspapers. One customer was even using one to schlep her laptop to the office. But the original request was from a customer for a nice magazine basket to set aside a living room chair. It has evolved into a popular style available in different sizes.
P.S. More than just a magazine basket! This past Sunday we sold the middle sized basket to Mary and Jim because of the nice fit for carrying wine bottles. The smaller one went to a guy who was going to buy some cut tulip bunches to put in the basket and give it as a gift – a souvenir from the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.