by Kathleen McCormick
The Irish Scoib is one of very few truly traditional Irish baskets. Born out of limited resources and a need for multifunctionality, the Scoib was used to strain and serve potatoes - once the mainstay of the Irish diet. After all had been eaten, the basket was hit against an outside wall and the hens or pigs got the “leavings”. It was then washed and hung on a wooden peg.
Kathleen began making baskets in 1999 when she took her first few days away from milking cows twice a day, three hundred and sixty five days a year. Studying with renowned basketmaker Joe Hogan in Galway, she began a life-changing journey, one which continues to this day. She now grows her own willow on her farm on the banks of the River Boyne on the Meath/Kildare border.
Small: Ø 28 x H 6cm
Medium: Ø 33 x H 7cm
Large: Ø 47 x H 8cm