Thursday, April 28, 2011

Basketweave

 I've always loved baskets and have made a few in my time.  Here are three that usually hang out on my shelves at home.  The egg-shell basket (on the right) is for... gathering eggs I suppose.  It used to have green and natural colored reeds, but the green coloring has faded over time.  The two other baskets I made at the Museum, in gourd workshops.  I decorated the one on the left, after I got home.  They both are stitched with sinew around the top.  


The basketweave tangle design I learned this week has a great three dimensional look to it.  I'm not that great at drawing but it's very easy to do if you just follow the directions.  You can learn the steps by visiting Suzanne McNeill's blog, a Certified Zentangle Teacher.   Just scroll down to the bottom of her post, Art of the Carolinas.

This post was brought to you from AlphabeThursday and  Ms. Jenney's blog, "off on my tangent." What do you think about, when someone says, "B is for ------"?  Check out what other AlphabeThursday students said!

11 comments:

Vicki aka Jake said...

That takes some talent! Cool baskets you shared:)

Splendid Little Stars said...

What awesome baskets, Deb!

Judie said...

I have done pine needle weaving around the top of gourds. Your baskets are lovely!!!

Cathy Kennedy said...

When someone says, what did you learn in school? You can really say, basket weaving. I'm sorry, I couldn't resist. Really, though...these are very nice and so cleverly done. Do you still make them?

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memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Great Tangle!

Baskets are so pretty! I wish I had room in my house for a large display of them!

Sue said...

Very cool that you made these!

=)

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I have so many baskets that I could open a basket shop!

Love yours...

BeadedTail said...

How fun that you can make baskets too! I like your tangle design!

Erika said...

I am horrible at that design but how cool that you were able to everything together!

Millie said...

What a cool B post. I love that basket on the left.

Jenny said...

Oh my goodness. You are a true artist! Absolutely beautiful work.

All these baskets are incredible. I admire the patience and attention to detail that let you create such masterpieces.

I think my favorite is the one on the left!

Thank you for this beautiful link.

A+

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