I'm really excited about a new opportunity in our basket offerings as we now have baskets for sale at Higher Grounds Coffee Shop in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. We have a couple of wonderful nesting basket sets there that would make awesome gifts as well as this square farmhouse basket.
Higher Grounds is a wonderful spot to go and have a coffee, snack or light lunch. It's a wonderful meet up with a friend place or simply grab something to go. There's always something fun going on too with classes and entertainment, farmers markets and more. You can tell I'm excited! Right?
I've also scheduled a class at Higher Grounds which will be held on two consecutive Monday nights in October. I will be posting more about that soon.
We will be back to more Tutorial Tuesdays soon. We've been vacationing with out daughter who was visiting from Washington for the past couple weeks.
We will have the August pattern up for a little while longer. Feel free to e-mail me a photo if you weave one of our patterns. I'd love to hear from you.
Thank you for choosing Attic Treasures Basketry. God Bless and have a lovely weekend.
One of my favorite take-along baskets is the market basket. If I make a run to the grocery store or farmers market, I grab my basket and it is roomy and sturdy enough to carry home the fresh ingredients for dinner. And do I ever get the compliments on the gorgeous basket. I don't mean to pat myself on the back here, but there is nothing more satisfying than knowing that it's handmade.
You can make your own market basket at our class at Driftless Folk School coming up soon. There is a beautiful campus there and the people at Driftless are very friendly. We almost hate to leave for home. Be sure and secure your spot for this class by registering online at the Driftless Folk School website today.
Today I've uploaded a new tutorial about packing. This is short and just introduces packing and the packing tool. If you're new to the basket weaving process, then you may want to take a look at this information.
I remember some of my first instructors who helped me along the way. If there was ANY daylight between the weavers, they encouraged me to get them packed down.
Good tools make a big difference. I don't expect anyone to jump right out and invest in all sort of tools, but a good packing tool is mighty helpful. I try to have one for each of my students or at least every two students in a larger class of beginners that I teach.
Here is the link, or you can find it in the menu bar above. I hope you find this information helpful. Feel free to download and keep it in a binder.
If you have questions or comments please drop me a line in the comment form. We would love to hear from you if you find this information helpful. You may also e-mail us. You can find that information in the contact information on this website. We would love to see your basket photos or hear about your projects.
Thanks for stopping by and we'll see you soon!