If you weave at home – or if you wish to start – you can buy a bundle of wonderfully fragrant straw here. It has been cut manually and prepared for weaving by Basketry Master Mikołaj. Rye straw is long and flexible, in a beautiful golden colour. Weaving with straw is sheer pleasure – its smell will take you on a trip down memory lane, straight to your childhood summers spent in the countryside.
Remember: before weaving, you have to pour the straw with water in the shower our outdoors. You don’t need to soak it all - see the video!
The unused material can be dried and moistened again to be used again later.
The bundle is enough to weave a straw basket.
Maker: Mikołaj Pietruczuk.
Basketry Master Mikołaj Pietruczuk weaves using the sewing technique. He uses tools such as basketry needles, long rye straw stalks, and willow splints. He cuts, cleans, and prepares the materials manually – as you can see in the video.
Buy Serfenta basketry needles, designed and forged in a workshop in Cieszyn on the basis of the original tools used by basket makers.
Buy a DIY kit for straw weaving and try your hand at it!
Mikołaj’s baskets are part of our offer thanks to our long-standing friendships formed during Serfenta’s basketry expeditions. By purchasing them, you support local Polish craft and Basketry Master Mikołaj directly.
Sewing needle for straw A necessary weaving tool€ 20,00
Spiral-loop sewing needle for straw Necessary for straw weaving€ 22,00
Book about Polish handicraft How to weave with straw€ 10,00
Online tutorial videos How to make a basket?€ 15,00
DVD tutorial videos How to make a basket?€ 20,00
Basketry apron Style in your workshop€ 20,00
NewWillow splints Necessary for straw weaving€ 16,00
NewWillow tape Natural weaving material€ 14,00
NewDIY SET - STRAW How to make a straw basket€ 65,00