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Carine Dekoster

The Straw Shop is pleased to introduce Carine Dekoster from Belgium.

Carine describes herself as a person who enjoys working with her hands, and for twenty years she wanted to create a straw covered box.   Then about 6 months ago, she saw a television documentary about straw marquetry. ” I knew it was for me.”

Through You-Tube, the internet, the videos on our page,  she taught herself.  She bought  Anne-Marie Choain’s book and  observed Lison De Caunes. It took her about 2 months to be able to work well with rye straw.

“The result is always amazing. I can work for several hours, it’s a problem because I can forget to take care of my family!”

Here are a few of her designs:

SAD14 Carine Dekoster Belgium Rose colored box

Carine Dekoster BE Box in straw marquetry

 

Carine Dekoster BE boite en marqueterie de paille (24)

Carine Dekoster Tea chest in straw marquetry

Carine Dekoster BE chest in straw marquetry

Carine Dekoster Tea chest in straw marquetry

The Straw Shop is pleased to encourage straw artists  and hopes you too will be supportive of Carine’s  work.