Every farmer and gardener’s major problem is the weeds and other invasive plants. They are very annoying plants that harm other plants. Even old leaves harm the baby plants in the field. However, this artist does not see weeds and other invasive plants as evils; she can turn these plants into things everyone likes.
The artist is Suzie Grieve of Foraged Fibers. She is a UK-based artist who creates adorable miniature baskets using leaves, dried weeds, vines, and other natural objects in gardens. She learned to wove these things when she lived in a community in central France by creating vegetable beds.
Adorable miniature baskets made from dried leaves, weeds, and other natural things.
After moving to the lake, finding the basket materials became tricky. She had to adapt how she discovered the plants because there were few wild spaces to harvest materials freely. So, she talked to landowners and created a good connection between them. Then they allow her to gather material from their lands for simple work like chopping wood.
The process is not simple as it seems. Finding the plants, gathering, processing, and drying them can take many hours, but she enjoyed her work. She has liked plants since she was a kid and still likes to work with them. Dandelion, bramble, and bindweed are the favorite weed plants for weaving. Instead of wasting such a plant, she is doing great environment-friendly work.
Please scroll down to see more photos of the baskets that she made.