Organically Grown Woven Rattle by Anna Liebmann - Hidden Scotland
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Organically Grown Woven Rattle by Anna Liebmann

Regular price £16.00
Sale price £16.00 Regular price

Exquisitely beautiful hand crafted rattle. Woven from purely organically grown hand harvested Scottish willows, and filled with Hodmedodd's organic Carlin peas. The rattle is woven using a spiral technique and 5 well matched willow rods. The handle bulges out at the end for better grip in small hands. The willow has its own honey like scent.

"First I select 5 rods as identical as possible and tie the butt ends (where the willow was cut from its parent plant) with a very fine willow. Then I start to weave in a counter clockwise direction, over two each time, bringing the shape outwards as I go. After a couple of inches I start bringing the shape in, and add the Carlin Peas before the shape is too small! The weaving carries on to form the handle, and flows out again at the end of the handle before I tuck the willows away under each other to finish off and seal the shape.
The rattles are made using all natural willow organically grown in Scotland by me. Willow is a natural and renewable resource, being cut every winter once the leaves have fallen, then graded for use in basketry, fence making...and rattles in this case!"

About Amanda Liebmann

Anna Liebmann, an Edinburgh-based basketmaker and willow grower, meticulously cultivates and hand-cuts willow organically in South Lanarkshire and Edinburgh, crafting an array of functional and exquisite products. Her strong connection to locally sourced willow speaks very clearly through her beautiful products. Anna also imparts her basketry expertise through teaching, both in small groups and nationally. She began her journey on a regenerative farm, mentored by a friend and fellow basketmaker, and now cherishes her role in repairing old baskets, preserving their craftsmanship.

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