I love the May Day tradition of delivering small baskets to friends' front doors because I've seen firsthand how delighted my kids are when someone surprises us with a basket of flowers or candy. Something about the unexpected surprise makes it ten times
Coiling Coiling is another method that is very common in traditional basket making. It was often done using grass stems for the central piece, wrapped with split rootlets from plants such as sedge, fern, or conifer trees. The central piece could also be thin willow branches, or pine needles. This method can be used to make simple pine needle baskets or it can be used to make some of the most beautiful complex baskets – even ones that are waterproof!