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Eleanor Morgan

West London basket maker Eleanor Morgan, ‘has always been a maker’. She has a fine art degree and before basketry, her passion was within textiles, including knitting, patchwork, embroidery and soft sculpture.

Eleanor’s work is ‘all about provenance’. Historically, willow was grown in communities to make essential baskets for daily life. Today, it’s a question of foraging. ‘Some of the handles here were foraged from Borth Ealing, some from Newmarket and I grew a small amount on my allotment in Isleworth,’ says Eleanor.

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