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wild strawberry stolon basket

Wild strawberry plants abound in our garden, and as I was teasing them out of my thyme, it occurred to me that I might be able to weave the stolons into a little basket.

strawberry stolon basket by the artful acorn

The word “stolon” comes from the Latin word “stolō” meaning a shoot, branch, or twig springing from the root. I gathered about a dozen of them, and started weaving while they were fresh.

 

strawberry stolon basket by the artful acorn

I used six stolons for the spokes, and twined the basket from additional stolons. Twining uses two weavers, which are twisted around each spoke until the desired basket height is reached.

 

strawberry stolon basket by the artful acorn

The spokes were only about six inches long – just long enough to make a tiny basket.

 

strawberry stolon basket by the artful acorn

Next I’ll have to try making one from our June bearing strawberry stolons!

 

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