I rather like the idea of making objects that are functional, it’s a hang up from childhood when the refrain of “make yourself useful” or “do something useful” was etched into my brain. I also like to make gifts so when it came to my daughter-in-law’s brithday I decided to use my developing skills to make a basket that could be used for storing some firewood . . . that was the intention.
It’s about 75 cms or 30 inches high and made from untreated flax so as it dries it will shrink and turn a brownish gold (I think).
Although it didn’t turn out at all as I intended, due to my ‘developing’ skills, i.e. I did’t really know what I was doing but went ahead and did it anyway just like always.
Yo loved it.