Moonbasket is a project that was started by Cape Town designer and artist Dani Le Roy. It aims to both support a community-based project and create beautiful items for living spaces. Le Roy and crochet maniac Laura Summs have created the beginnings of a range of lampshades and other home accessories. Using natural strings and braids, the dynamic team's most beautiful item created thus far must surely be the spiral-stitched ball lampshade. Using cotton string and jute twine to emphasise the sculptural quality of the stitchwork, the next exciting leap for the team will be into colour.
Crochet is one of the few crafts that cannot be replicated by machine. The unique quality of each handmade item produced becomes the most essential part of its luxury.