It is a cold, cloudy day today and a great day to weave baskets. Actually, any day is a good day to weave baskets, but weaving always seems to lift my spirits.
This morning I finished a guild project from our spring weave. All I needed to do was to finish the rim, not one of my favorite things to do. The diamond weave basket pattern with space dyed reed was taught by Marla Sunstrom. Guilds are a great way to learn new skills and meet new friends. For a list of basketry guilds in the United States look online for the National Basketry Organization or click on this link for a listing.
My second basket incorporated some wicker techniques from Contemporary Wicker Basketry by Flo Hoppe. I used my left over space dyed reed from the diamond weave basket to make a little colored stripe on the sides. I love the interwoven base on this basket and each one I make gets a little easier. I plan to take it to some of my summer historical demonstrations.
I spent some time working on the website today, making it a little more user friendly and updating my teaching and demonstrating schedule. Our next scheduled event is Horicon Living History Days in May. This is a wonderful event that has grown every year. Stop by the Events page for more details.
Thanks for stopping by today. Hope to see you again soon.