Dimensions: 12 x 12 x 9"
Materials: rattan palm (reed), willow (peeled, unpeeled and wild), metal embellishment, copper wire, leather latch strap, clear sealer
I made this creel referencing an original pattern by Flo Hoppe. When I shared it with her she said I'd successfully "made it my own" and gave me this quote to use for my website "I love Martha’s mixing of willow and reed — they make a real statement!”
Traditionally creel baskets are used in river fly fishing for trout. It is designed with a hole in the lid so that a fish can be slipped in easily and quickly. This quality creel is handwoven with rattan and my own harvested basketry willow (peeled and unpeeled) as well as wild Minnesota willow. It is designed to absorb water without deteriorating and can be dipped in the water to keep the catch fresh. This container is beautiful as a decoration as well as functional for fishing. It also comes with an authentic leather latch strap (instructions included on how to wear).