This weekend I went to a basket-making workshop with my daughter. On the first day we made an aboriginal reed basket, and on the second I made a melon basket while she made a dilly bag. I did not have high expectations of my results as I think much better in two dimensions, but was delighted with the results! It was surprisingly hard work, we both had sore fingers and were exhausted by the end of the weekend, but once you were weaving the repetition was peaceful. One of the nicest things about the experience was learning that all the materials are freely available in the bush or even in suburban gardens – I am now looking at people’s gardens with a much more predatory gaze!