Basket weaving is the process of weaving or sewing pliable materials into three-dimensional artifacts, such as baskets, mats, mesh bags or even furniture. It is an age-old art form with roots in different cultures across the world.
Unlike basketry made for practical usage, UK-based artist Suzie Grieve, aka Foraged Fibres, weaves minuscule baskets, pouches, and other wearables that are smaller than the tip of her finger. Whether striped, checkered, or coiled in rows, each one of Hand-Woven Vessels is a testament to Grieve’s patience and ability to adapt a traditional craft into an unusually tiny form.
As Grieve said “It’s such a joy turning plants that people often see as weeds into tiny little woven baskets and jewelry. I weave on a smaller scale, partly because I don’t have the space to grow or store massive amounts of materials but mostly because of my love of miniatures, especially miniature crafts.”
When asked what plant she used to craft, Grieve mentioned “Dandelion, Blackberry, and Ivy are three of my favorite leafy beings to work with but I’m always experimenting with different fibers. One of the things I enjoy most about working with wild foraged materials is the awareness it gives you of the seasons and cycles of the plants and the land”.
If you like these miniature hand-woven vessels, you can follow the artist on Instagram to keep up to date with her latest creations.