|Cathedral Window pattern with reed twist.|
Monday, August 7, 2017
Monday, July 31, 2017
I wove a miniature ash basket using a pattern by Annetta Kraayeveld ( www.pairiewoodbasketry.com ). The small basket stands 2 3/4" high on two woven legs. The basket is 2 1/2" by 2 1'2". Small pinecone seeds and naturals are attached to one side for an accent.
|Weaving first leg|
|Both legs woven|
Saturday, July 15, 2017
|Step 1 - Handle & God's Eye|
Week 2 of Common Ground on the Hill at McDaniel College brought more weaving fun while I led a new group of participants through the steps of creating a traditional shaped egg basket.
|Step 2 - Adding Primary Ribs|
|Step 3 - All ribs in place|
Everyone in the class made an egg basket using colors of their choice. They used the colored reed in different patterns on their basket. Some weavers had time to make reed reindeer and napkin baskets as well. The student art show held on the last day of Common Ground gave everyone a chance to display their weeks work.
Sunday, July 2, 2017
|Sample Hen basket by Sharon Schaeffer|
It was a fun week of socializing and relaxing while learning a new craft. Some class members were beginners while others had experience weaving baskets, but not this style of rib basket.
Everyone selected colors and patterns to individualize their basket. Friday evening all the baskets were on display as part of the Student Art Show.
|Day one - forming the armature|
|Baskets by students in the Hen Basket Class|
Thursday, June 22, 2017
|Handmade Rib Baskets by Sharon Schaeffer are on display in Rice Gallery|
Join me for the Opening Reception on Sunday, June 25 from 4:30 to 5:30. Work by all Common Ground 2017 Visual Art instructors is on display in the Rice Gallery on the second floor of the Peterson building on McDaniel College.
Friday, June 16, 2017
Common Ground on the Hill 2017 is a week away! I will be teaching a basket class during both weeks - a Hen Basket during week 1 and an Egg Basket during week 2.
I have been busy getting supplies ready for the classes. Yesterday I spent the morning dying reed. Class members will have a rainbow of colors to choose from as they select a color palette and design bands of color for their individual baskets.
|Basic dye supplies|
|Green dye bath|