Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Gathering spinifex for basket weaving

Having used up all my native grasses from the workshop, I went for a walk along by the river where I had seen lots of spinifex growing.  A small amount from a few different plants gave me plenty to work with, and I coiled a wider basket using green crochet cotton to stitch the spinifex.  The smell in my bedroom from the spinifex (which is where I was working with it) was really strong and very pleasant.  You can see that some of the spinifex has started to seed and I left those pieces in for the interest.  (look close to the bottom of the picture on the inside of the basket where there are lighter shades)
Fresh spinifex coiled and stitched with green crochet cotton
©Christine Linton

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