Friday, March 23, 2012

Woven Paper Basket - Sew Danish

This is one of those dreamy pictures that played with my head at first glance... was it a gold and aquamarine ring perhaps? As lovely as that would be, instead it is a painted basket created by Birgitte Hendricks of Cambridge, England.

Woven Paper Bowl

A Danish textile and fiber artist, Birgitte works with paper rather than traditional birch bark, and implements an old Scandinavian basket weaving technique. Folding, weaving, painting, and sealing add up to make a surprisingly sturdy container that can be more than a beautiful conversation piece.

If you'd like to try your hand at making a basket of your own, Birgitte offers the instructions and long paper strips in her shop, Sew Danish.

Facebook Finds this past week included:

Pretty coffee filter roses
Interview with quiller/author Alli Bartkowski
Fill an Easter basket with paper lilies
Antique quilling exhibit in Turin, Italy

Happy Friday and enjoy the weekend!


  1. ooh that is pretty Anne... thanks for the link.. off to take a peek.. have a great weekend..

  2. so pretty. i've seen baskets like that before but didn't know that the technique was danish.

  3. Hi Ann!! I´ll be in Milan on May 10th. I want to visit the antique quilling exhibit in Turin!!! I´ll let you know!!!! :))
    Have a great week!

  4. Such pretty colours!! reminds me of the boxes made from palm leaves for sweets in our villages.

  5. very nice and I absolutely loved the grocery bag Easter basket.

  6. Thank you so much for this lovely feature. I really appreciate it!
    Have a great weekend

  7. whoa! you're totally right! the picture keeps flipping convex/concave when i look at it for awhile. i love the color combo!

  8. I am a bit crazed about baskets this time of year, this one ids great:) Love it!

  9. Love this! And love that color. I have a real thing for that color this year. :D


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