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Understanding raffia.

Understanding raffia.

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.

December 16, 2015 — Cassie Harris
Weaving with pineapple fique

Weaving with pineapple fique


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What we're making: raffia baskets with Habu silk paper

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...

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January 02, 2015 — Cassie Harris