Last year, someone gifted me a few bundles of raffia. This was my first time coming across this material and searched YouTube for days until I found the perfect tutorial, which I used to make four raffia bowls/baskets. It does take time to make these baskets. The larger one takes me at least three evenings while watching my favorite Korean drama. If you want to give this project a try, you'll need: raffia, scissors, a wide eyed sewing needle, and a ruler. Here is the tutorial I used: I also love this tutorial from Tanea & Terracotta:
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