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Catherine Ronan

They are all beautiful Lidi. I have never thought about how much trouble you might have achieving a particular shape/design. I am sure some of them pose some real problems to solve.

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WeekendMiniaturist

Lidi, Over the past couple of years I've been working on bar harbor types of wicker furniture and have learned that leaving all that open space in a wicker design has brought me to a new level of (sometimes) frustration in weaving.  Your baskets are wonderful and show a great level of skill.  Tamra

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Basketcaseminiatures

I will start by saying thank you so much for all your kind comments.

 

The Norfolk eel trap was apparently in use in the 1790's, although my miniature would be a slightly more modern version of basically the same thing.

 

The fish traps are in use today - more so in Asia.  They are used in shallow waters, such as paddy fields.

 

The lobster pots are copies of the traditional ones made in the UK.  I got my information from one Nigel Legge who hails from southern Cornwall.  He still makes his traditional lobster pots today (full size of course) and he was most helpful when I paid him a visit.

 

I like to keep my works authentic and use traditional basketry techniques on all my miniatures - so no gluing on of borders, or such like. I have been practising the art now for about 10 years, and I am still learning!!

 

 

Thank you all for your interest!

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