Apple Laundry Basket (W121)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Apple Laundry Basket

Made in

London

Date

1995

Description

Basket made of coiled willow and string with apple juice cartons as a central theme and structure on the front and back, with a lid with a wooden stick to act as the handle.

Materials and techniques

The front and back were assembled first by arranging the cartons in circles. They were then stitched together. Two side panels were made next. Then all sections were joined together with coiled cardboard. The lid was made by layering card and shaping it then an edging strip was stitched on and the hole for the lid cut out.

Dimensions

width:  68cm
depth:  52cm
height:  84cm

Object number

W121

Category

References

Amanda Fielding - Interwoven: Objects, Baskets, Forms (1999)
Crafts Council Objects of Desire: Apple Laundry Basket by Lois Walpole

On view

  • Apple Laundry Basket, Lois Walpole 1995, Crafts Council Collection: W121. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

Maker's statement

It was one of the first pieces I made after deciding to only use recycled or found materials that I felt did everything I wanted visually and practically. I still feel it is a very good piece.