Tetra Pak Beach Bag

This needed to be big enough  to take all the usual junk for a day at the beach; towels, hats, books, iris leaves, etc, and be easy to carry on the walk from the car to the sand.

Milk cartons seemed an appropriate material, being semi -waterproof, but I didn’t want to weave them because the resulting weave could never be tight enough to keep the sand out, so in the end I stitched them together.

The handles are made from electric cable that I pulled the wires out of  so that they are soft and flexible and easy on the shoulder. Now all we need is some good weather so it can be properly tested.

Lois Walpole, Britain


Lois Walpole is of Anglo Scottish heritage and trained in Sculpture,  Basket Making and Design.

She works full time as an artist/basket maker taking part in and curating national and international exhibitions, working to commission, designing for production, teaching and writing.

She divides her time between the Shetland Islands and the Charente, in south west France, where her studio is based.

Her blog gives the latest about her teaching and exhibitions and is where she talks about the baskets and basket related things that she finds interesting, inspiring, infuriating and intriguing…

Her self imposed rules are “no materials purchased and basket making techniques employed wherever possible”.

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