The Honey Pot is woven by hand, from specially selected carbon neutral willow. Made by Diane Carton, the handmade Honey Pot basket is a contemporary version of traditional basket weaving. It is great for all types of home storage, the small basket is especially good for kids toys like lego, cars and other multipart games as well as knitting, magazines and comics; the larger basket is great for kindling and firewood, rolled blankets and throws and bulky kids toys. As a hand crafted, made to order piece, each basket is unique and an individual piece of craftsmanship.
Size, Pattern and Colour: The Small Honey Pot basket measures approx 10″w × 14″h / 25.4cm × 35.5cm. The Large Honey Pot basket measures approx 14″w × 22″h / 35.5cm x 55.8cm. The willow used for your basket is hand grown in Ireland and is 100% carbon neutral. It comes in a choice of two colour combinations. If you have a special colour request please message us with the details using the ‘Ask a Question’ button. As a natural material and being completely handmade, colours and pattern will vary slightly from these photographs and will not be exactly the same.
Lead Time: The Honey Pot Basket is made-to-order and takes approx four weeks to produce.
Caring for your Willow Basket: The willow used for your basket is hand grown in Ireland and is 100% carbon neutral. As with all wood, willow is a natural material that is impacted by the environment it’s in, over time light will effect it’s colour and extreme changes in temperature and humidity will cause it to expand and contract. Use a duster, dry cloth or vacuum cleaner to remove dust, use warm soapy water to clean any stains and if mold or mildew forms clean the area with a mild lemon juice and water solution then rinse thoroughly to prevent dis-colouration and dab dry. If your environment is very dry and warm, leaving your basket out in a summer shower once a year will restore moisture content and prevent your basket from drying out and becoming brittle.