Our second order for Cindy Daniel from Shed, Healdsburg, California. Cindy Daniel and Doug Lipton have a wonderful array of ethically sourced artisan products for sale from their website www.healdsburgshed.com

From kitchen to garden, home ware to foraging there is something for everyone.The website is beautifully put together, very informative and with mouth watering images of the food they and their suppliers  produce locally. They have a cafe/restaurant on site which looks scrumptious and also offer workshops, talks and themed suppers,

We have really enjoyed making baskets for this particular order. Our shoulder baskets are proving so popular both here and with our overseas customers, partly due to the colourful willows we’re using and partly because they are just so practical. We save our finest and most striking willows for these baskets, helix, purpurea/daphnoides, dickie meadows, richartii, bourdiala, rouge Belge. Brittany green  and petite grisette. We cut the leather straps from a single hide and then hand stitch instead of riveting them to the baskets for longevity.

We tend to use ours for shopping from the markets here in South-West France. Perfect for a dozen oysters and some goats cheeses.  Great to be sending these and some of our more traditional baskets Stateside and we wish Doug and Cindy continued success with their business.