Sunday, April 30, 2017
Basket maker Anne Bowers from Kearneysville, West Virginia was the featured instructor at the Central Pennsylvania Basketweaving Guild's spring retreat April 28-30. The weekend getaway was held at the Gitt Memorial Library in Hanover, PA.
I spent Saturday weaving a sculptural basket on an antler base. Round reed spokes were inserted in holes drilled into the antlers. Using a variety of textures and colors the woven form took shape using jute, baler twine and round reed. Hills and valleys of color were used as well as wooden beads and open window sections.
|Step 1 - Insert round reed into antler|
|Step 2 - Weave beginning rows with round reed|
|After several rows bead and a open window were included in the design|
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Join me this summer for a week of Basketmaking as part of Common Ground on the Hill on the campus of McDaniel College in Westminster, MD.
Do you want to learn to weave a Hen Basket?
The basket class runs from June 26 to June30. Learn to sight, whittle and insert primary and secondary ribs and how to weave a neat decrease. The class is open to beginners and experienced basket makers.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Monday, March 20, 2017
I spent an enjoyable Saturday leading a workshop for the High Country Weavers Guild of VA.
Participants were able to weave a footed yarn basket during the workshop. The class was made up of both experienced and beginning basket makers.
Saturday, March 4, 2017
The Central Pennsylvania Basket Weavers Guild assembled in February to weave a double wall bowl basket. Member Debra Zvanut led the class.
Starting with a double slotted base, the inner basket was shaped as it was woven. It acted as mold for the outer basket. I used dyed purple reed to contrast the natural cream reed of the outside.
A decorative band of French Randed Arrows was woven using of four colors.
The top edge of the basket is woven together using a 3 piece double lash technique.