Friday, October 10, 2008

Making a Basket

Over the last three thursdays I have had a fun-filled time with a special group of friends. The three of us have learnt how to make a woven basket.

Our teacher is a weaver and a basket maker and comes from the USA. She put all her tools and cane, knowledge and skills at our disposal and today I have the finished result......

The design is called a Penland Pottery Basket .

We dyed the strips of cane and braided them into the basket once we had made the frame.

This was the model that we tried to match ours to,

The bottom of mine

the inside of the basket,

and it manages to perfectly match the colours in my kitchen....funny that !


pebbledash said...

I'm impressed. And what a lovely way to spend time with friends.
D x

Heart in the country said...

What a lovely basket, you've done really well. What a productive way to get together with friends :)

Candyce said...

The baskets are really lovely--so unique!

Anonymous said...

Wow they are so cool mum! Look very impressive too!:)

caireen said...

gosh what a talent you have! this looks great, and has a knitting stitch type weave to it too! Cx