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I am happy to say that demand for my work is very high at the moment. If the item you are looking for is out of stock please get in touch so I can put your name on the waiting list and you will be the first to know when I have made new stock.

All items are handmade and will vary slightly in shape and size.
All items are made from willow we grow ourselves. Colours will vary according to availability. All colours are natural and come from different bark colours on the different willow varieties. I do not take orders on colour requirements. I make and use the colours I have available and what I am drawn to at that moment.

  • Skib Small

    65.00
    A small round traditional Irish potato basket. A contemporary take on the traditional Irish potato baskets. The traditional Irish potato basket was made to strain and serve potatoes. The basket was carried outside, the cooked potatoes were strained through it, then brought inside and put on the cooking pot, a stump of wood or even on the floor. The family would sit around the basket to eat. This meant that the skib effectively was the table and that is why they frequently were so large. Once finished the basket was rinsed and hung on the outside wall to dry. Diameter is 30cm, (12 inches) approx. 7cm (3 inches) high.
  • Out of stock
    Extra large skib, image 6 Traditional Irish potato basket, skib, from willow made by Hanna Van Aelst Tipperary Ireland
    A contemporary take on the traditional Irish potato baskets. The traditional Irish potato basket was made to strain and serve potatoes. The basket was carried outside, the cooked potatoes were strained through it, then brought inside and put on the cooking pot, a stump of wood or even on the floor. The family would sit around the basket to eat. This meant that the skib effectively was the table and that is why they frequently were so large. Once finished the basket was rinsed and hung on the outside wall to dry. Today these are a stunning contemporary wall piece. Particularly popular at the moment. Each basket is hand made from willow grown and harvested ourselves. Different colours are all natural and come from different willow varieties. They are grown for their bark colours and flexibility. The main product image is the skib currently in stock. Diameter: 95cm  Height:9cm Shipping: Free shipping in Ireland. If buying from another country please get in touch first.  
  • In Irish tradition the first of February is St. Brigid’s day, the first day of spring, the day St. Brigid, Ireland's foremost female saint and the Christian version of the great and universal Goddess, was remembered and celebrated. Crosses made from rushes or straw were hung in the home, usually over the door to ward off evil, and protect the house, celebrate renewal and new growth in spring and pray for a good harvest. My crosses are made from willow (so are more sturdy). Colours will vary. Dimensions: Diameter: approximately 20cm, 8 inches. Shipping: Free shipping in Europe
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    Large skib, image 3 Large skib, image 2

    Skib- Large

    225.00
    A contemporary take on the traditional Irish potato baskets. The traditional Irish potato basket was made to strain and serve potatoes. The basket was carried outside, the cooked potatoes were strained through it, then brought inside and put on the cooking pot, a stump of wood or even on the floor. The family would sit around the basket to eat. This meant that the skib effectively was the table and that is why they frequently were so large. Once finished the basket was rinsed and hung on the outside wall to dry. Today these are a stunning contemporary wall piece. Particularly popular at the moment. Each basket is hand made from willow grown and harvested ourselves. Different colours are all natural and come from different willow varieties. They are grown for their bark colours and flexibility. Dimensions: Diameter:75 cm / 29 inch. Height:9cm / 3.5 inch. Shipping: Free shipping in Ireland. If buying from another country please get in touch first.
  • Out of stock
    Extra large skib Medium skib

    Skib – Med

    115.00
    A traditional Irish potato basket, great for everyday use or as a feature on the wall. The traditional Irish potato basket was made to strain and serve potatoes. The basket was carried outside, the cooked potatoes were strained through it, then brought inside and put on the cooking pot, a stump of wood or even on the floor. The family would sit around the basket to eat. This meant that the skib effectively was the table and that is why they frequently were so large. Once finished the basket was rinsed and hung on the outside wall to dry. They are now used as beautiful contemporary wall pieces with a story. Dimensions: Diameter: 55cm (21.5 inches). Height: 8cm (3 inches)
  • A small shopping basket. Ideal for foraging, collecting produce from the garden or buying from your local farmers market. Colours will vary slightly with each basket. They are all made from willow we have grown, harvested and prepared in Tipperary. All colours are from the natural willow bark. Different willow varieties give different colours. Shape and size will vary slightly too as each item is handmade by me. Approximate dimensions: With: 43-44cm Depth: 26-28cm Hight: 15-17cm Hight with handle: 25-17cm Free postage in Ireland. If you would like your basket to be sent to any other country please contact me first.
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    ERIN shopping basket, image 6 ERIN shopping basket, image 7
    If you would like a more sustainable solution to plastic bags this shopping basket is perfect for you. It will carry a large amount of shopping, produce from your local producer, farmers market or from your own garden. Also ideal to store or display anything from fresh vegetables, towels or yarn. Colours will vary slightly with each basket. They are all made from willow we have grown, harvested and prepared in Tipperary. All colours are from the natural willow bark. Different willow varieties give different colours. Shape and size will vary slightly too as each item is handmade by me. Approximate dimensions: With: 50cm Depth: 33cm Hight: 19cm Hight with handle: 32cm Free postage within Ireland If buying from another country please contact me first
  • Out of stock
    Sculptural wall piece tracing lines, photo 4 Sculptural wall piece tracing lines, photo 3
    This is what happens when I allow myself to weave without boundaries or set structures, without pressures and set ideas. This is me weaving and listening to the willow. I look at what willow I have ready and soaked and weave selecting for colour and textures, shape and thickness. This piece became a wall piece. As I was making I felt I was tracing lines, storylines. Some of those stories woven into it are mine. Others are not. We are all walking our own lines, writing our won stories. But we are so very interconnected. Like an ecosystem we are woven together into each others lives weather we know it or not.  
  • Out of stock
    Martha picnic basket, image 3 Martha picnic basket, image 4
    The perfect companion hold-all picnic basket. As a maker I have always been intrigued by lids and fastenings. After many design trials MARTHA was born, a large oval picnic basket with lids. And I am very happy about her! This is not just a picnic basket. She will hold anything you need to keep close at hand but secure. Your latest yarn project, fabrics,dried food, vegetables, travel essentials, tools,...  She is a trusty companion. A perfect present for a loved one in your life. dimensions: 50cm/20” by 35cm/12”. 25cm/10” high ( without handle). 41cm/16” high (with handle)   Free shipping to Ireland only. If ordering from outside of Ireland please get in touch first before purchasing. I do post to most countries but extra postage costs will apply.

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