Willow splints for straw sewing are a type of natural willow tape obtained by manual willow stripping, i.e. carving and dividing into thinner stripes. It is obtained manually by Basketry Master Mikołaj – see the video!
You can use these natural and beautiful light-coloured splints to weave using the straw sewing technique.
Remember: before weaving, splints must be soaked in water.
One coil is enough to make a basket using the straw sewing technique.
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
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
Straw sheaf Ready to use€ 22,00
NewWillow tape Natural weaving material€ 14,00
NewDIY SET - STRAW How to make a straw basket€ 65,00