Picnic Basket Materials
A traditional Picnic Basket
is made from wicker, which is a sustainable material. The wicker, or willow as it is also known as, is collected from the Willow tree. The willow tree,
which looks like a shrub, grows quickly, which
allows it to be harvested each season making it an environmentally
sustainable material. Willow grows prolifically throughout the Northern
Hemisphere but is actually native to China, which is where many picnic basket
originate. Willow is an ideal material to use to make a picnic basket as it is light, but robust.
Colours of Willow used in Picnic Basket
Green Wicker – Wicker that is untreated.
Constructing a Picnic Basket
The main parts of a picnic basket are the base, the side walls, and the rim. The handles of the picnic basket may be integral, but many have leather handles attached. They also have a lid, which is secured by fastenings.
The starting point for making a picnic basket is
the base. The base is woven into shape and then the sides are woven onto the 'stakes' or 'staves'.
Many different patterns can be made by changing the size, colour, or by placement of a certain style of weave. A picnic basket often includes a linen lining and this is often brightly coloured. The contents of the picnic basket will normally include plates, cutlery, cups, glasses and napkins.
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