Techniques: Ropework Knotting Ply-split braiding Laurence collaborates with a textile artist in the Peak District to add colour to his baskets using natural dyes.

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Living and working aboard a nomadic narrowboat, Laurence Knoop uses knotting and weaving techniques to create baskets from natural-fibre rope. Working primarily with flax rope, Laurence is inspired by the utilitarian every-day nature of rope, and the way in which it can be used to craft functional but attractive baskets.

Mini craft gallery

Twined basket with natural dye
Twined basket with fringe
Laundry basket
Easter/flower basket
Knotted basket with natural dye
Knotted flax rope basket