Monday, June 23, 2014

Hen Basket

The Hen Basket gets its name from its original function. Farmers used to take their hens to market in this style of basket.  Not many people have such a need anymore, but the basket continues to be a favorite style to weave.

This hen basket has 10"diameter openings on each side.  The center of the basket  has a 12"diameter.  The raspberry and brown reed create a pleasing color design highlighted against the natural cream reed.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Baskets and more......

Spring Art in the Garden was a fun day of weaving baskets while meeting old and new friends.  The weather cooperated and the location was beautiful.

The end of May and early June is a busy time for teachers and it cuts into my basket making. Schools out for the summer now so I'm looking forward to making lots of baskets.   Be on the lookout for photos of my new baskets on this blog site soon.

Weaving a 10" Egg Basket