The class I attended we made a woven basket and were given a choice of what style of basket we wanted to make! I always said I wanted to learn how to do basket weaving when I retired and I don't think I will get much more retired then I am now! Anyway…I attend a class with 14 others learning how to create these baskets from Pauline Asbury. Pauline's business is called Habasketry where she sells,teaches and exhibits at craft fairs, markets, libraries, galleries etc. Pauline is what is known as a free style weaver and is part of a Basket Weaver's Guild.
|My desk/table in the class. Can you believe that the baskets start out a bunch reeds and wood pieces!|
|Super glue of basket weavers! A drop of this and a spray of that and it dries instantly and won't come apart! I am going to have to find out where I can find some of this stuff!|
After the rings are glued together they wrapped making a God's eye…the foundation of the piece.
|Me working on my basket! And yes it is purple…you would never know how much I like the color would you! ©Ginger Jackson|
|The done deal! looking at the God's Eye inside and out!|
|Inside of the basket…same as the outside!|
The braided basket handle really gives a finished look to the basket. I was surprised at how easy it was to complete.
|the check out counter in the Prairie Moon Primitives store!|
See what I mean about every color of wool and yarn you could ever possibly want to make your hooked projects. I love all the patterns that they have available in the store but decided to hold off buying any right now because I am still in the throes of trying to get my craft room organized!
|Ginger and her Mother…two happy hookers! ©Ginger Jackson|