I'm a little behind on my posts, due to computer issues (it's great when they work and not much fun when they don't), so thought I'd separate the things I've done by type of project.
This first basket was not made by me, but by my friend Cathy. When she was visiting, I had asked her about making a napkin basket for our newly remodeled kitchen, and while I was working on the large basket below, she started making one for me. Thank you Cathy, it's beautiful!
This basket is big and strong, designed for holding lots of stuff! While Cathy was here, she taught another friend Ellen and I make these quilt baskets. I wouldn't have been able to do the fancy handle without her help, and suggestions, and it was a nice change to be able to work on a project while chatting away, as it makes the project go quickly. We worked on them together on two days, and I finished the rim on mine the next day (probably as she was flying home). I'm so happy with it! Thanks again Cathy!!!
My sister-in-law Sepideh, tried to make it to our basket making gatherings, and wasn't able to , so I did my best to help her design and make a bread basket. Since it was to be used for lavosh, a flatbread, it isn't the shape most people would expect to see, and I didn't even think about the low shape that she wanted until I saw it in use. I really love her choice of colors and think it came out great!