I love raffia. Within days of discovering the fibre, I was right into it. I use it a lot, and it's my preferred core for basket making. Also, as a retailer, a lot of raffia has passed between my hands this year. So I'm starting a series of posts on the unspoken things about raffia.
Some photos of an easy crocheted coil basket I made using raffia and Habu's fine linen and silk yarn.
I found a groove late 2014 making a couple of baskets with raffia and the very fine Habu silk wrap linen paper. I started, below, with water blue...
I can't wait to launch to start the blog, and I've just taken some pretty cool actual photography of our products, and I'm too excited to sit still so the best thing for me to do right now is do it anyway.
This week, I'm having a bit of a lock-on with neutral tones and black contrast...and have also been on a bit of a pinterest bender whilst building the store. The photos I'm sharing here must be my subconscious re-expression/interpretation of all that. Plus I'm still learning how to use our camera better for the blog so why not! The things you can do with a Nikon 50mm lens hey - and I promise, no trickster studio stuff and seriously - no editing! Read on...
By the time we go live with the site, this post might be buried a bit back, visible only to those very keen types who like to read everything and enjoy a good ramble, which is a relief. Hey, you. Hi.
So this might be a bit of a winding and long rehearsal to the about us page. The what, why, etc., we are doing this.