Swill basket making

If yesterdays post made you wonder what a swill maker does, here is a video of Owen Jones, swill basket maker.

The rim of the basket is made from steamed hazel. The rest is made from oak which has been boiled, riven into thin strips and dressed with a knife. The whole process takes between 4 and 5 hours.

1 comment:

Bobbi A. Chukran, Author said...

Wow! That's impressive that he can stand on it. I made two baskets in my lifetime, and it ain't as easy as it looks! LOL