She calls them her loop baskets...doesn't matter what you want to call them as long as you USE them, she says...that you feel the wonderful tight coils of her weaving and enjoy the smell of the sweetgrass in your home. Lillie's inspiration and skill insures that each will be unique in design and coloration. She gathers and dries her own grasses to insure their quality.
Baskets are purchased by museums and art collectors throughout the world, such as the Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution. Each basket reflects the artist's skill as both designer and technician. A basket's value increases with age and with proper care will last indefinitely. Examples of Lowcountry coil basketry exist that are well over a century old.
Because the grasses used in these baskets are from wetlands and marsh areas, water will not hurt them. With a soft brush or cloth, they can be carefully washed in soapy water and rinsed thoroughly in cold water. They should then be air dried. This is the only care they require.