Collaborative project with fellow invasive weaver Sharon Kallis. She grew, spun, wove, and dyed the fiber components. I wove the basket. It's an Invasive/Native fusion; English Ivy, English Holly, and Western Red Cedar.
The Coiled Koozie
This is woven from Scotch Broom branches and English Ivy root. It doubles as a can koozie.
Ribbed Style English Ivy Fanny Pack.
Tiny Plaited Holly Bark Basket.
English Ivy Plaited Basket
This is a folded plait basket made with split English Ivy. This ivy was thicker than most I weave with and was quite hearty almost all the way to the core, with minimal pith and a lot more wood. The rim is wrapped with peeled and split ivy.
Peeled and split English Ivy. Twined. Two bands of Himalayan Blackberry, reverse-wrapped cordage twined in stripes for decoration.
English Ivy Basket. 3 rod wale, with cross warp & fitching in the center. Dyed with Oak galls, leaves, and iron (Black) and Red Alder bark (reddish orange).
This is a gathering/grocery basket made with English Holly ribs, rim, and handle. The weavers are English Ivy both with bark on and peeled for color variation.
Bedazzled Water Bottle
I hate plastic, and so I covered my water bottle with an English Ivy twine. It's pairing on the bottom and top, with a French rand in the middle. The white/brown color variation is Ivy with bark off/bark on.
Small Japanese Knotweed Bark Basket with Split and Peeled English Ivy Root Twining and Border Wrap, Holly Bark Rim, and Himalayan Blackberry Cordage on Rim.
Coiled basket. Scotch Broom as the foundation. Yellow Flag Iris as the starting stitch (darker green color) then switched to Himalayan Blackberry (pale tan color stitch).
English Ivy Egg-Shaped Chicken Basket.
English Ivy Baby Basket. Used for collecting baby oak trees mostly.
English Ivy Creole, Ribbed, or Fishing Basket.
My Classic English Ivy Berry Basket.
Tiny Basic English Ivy Basket. Great for Kids and Beginners!
English Holly and English Ivy Open-Weave Basket Experiment.
First attempt at a coiled English Ivy basket. Unprocessed root used for foundation, peeled and quartered root used for the stitch.
English Ivy Plaited Money “Clip”.
I call this one The “Quickie” or “Survival” English Ivy Basket. No twining required, just simple weaving.
My Very First English Ivy Basket Ever.
Large Ivy Basket. Intended for bicycle but given away instead.