Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Basketmaking with Friends

Cathy, Ellen and I had fun creating these baskets that will keep our basketmaking tools ready to go wherever we need them.  Mine is made from natural, smoked and black reed (top), Cathy's is made from Smoked, orange and other dyed reed, and Ellens is made from red, smoked and multi-colored reed.  They were all woven on a wooden base that was especially designed to hold basketmaking tools.  [The designer has another design for gardeners, but both have the same weaving pattern on them, and she also has a plaid basket design for tools.]

A close-up of mine:

We also worked on Quatrafoil Garden Baskets, although Ellen was called away so she wasn't able to finish hers with us.  Hopefully, she'll be able to finish it soon.  Her dog, Gordy kept an eye on our work and wanted to be in the pictures.  Isn't he adorable!  We opted for the fancy rim pattern instead of the handle decoration, so maybe we'll have to make the other variation someday.  

Cathy stained her basket and I love the way it helped blend the colors.  I've used spray stain on mine, but it's outside drying, so I'll have to take more pictures once it's dry.

Close-ups of my basket:


Delighted Hands said...

Love the tool basket-very handy and pretty to have close to hand.

The quatrafoil basket is so dainty and intricate-stunning!

Glad you had a good day of weaving together!

Lynn Majidimehr said...

Actually, it took several days to get this much weaving done, but we had lots of fun!