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