Orkney Straw Work

Recently I have started taking instruction in Orkney straw work, a traditional method of making baskets, boxes, stools and straw backs for the iconic 'Orkney Chair'.

Using oat straw sewn together with sisal string, I have so far made some baskets and a toy rocking cradle. All of these have been made as practice pieces, but eventually I will be making them to sell and taking orders.


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