Friday, March 31, 2017

More from the Standing the Test of Time Exhibit


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Standing the Test of Time Exhibit also include a selection of contemporary white oak baskets. This incredible white oak basket is by Scott Gilbert of Scottsville, Kentucky. Scott is not only an expert basket maker, he and his wife Beth Hester also own a successful basket making supply business, The Basket Maker's Catalog. They also offer classes and host workshops with other nationally renown instructors, like Alice Ogden.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Standing the Test of Time Exhibit


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A beautiful white oak basket by Leona Waddell at the Standing the Test of Time exhibit. I was able to see this incredible display of baskets on my way to John C. Campbell Folk School this February.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Hoarder vs. Mad Genius


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Some call me a hoarder or a pack rat, but I call it genius. I used the scraps of leather I couldn't bring myself to throw away to make washers for a waxed canvas tote.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Waxed Canvas Tote


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Yet another great class at Perennial making a waxed canvas tote. Super fun and surprisingly easy to make. I have had the stripped fabric for over 10 years, it was the cutoffs from the Ikea curtains I have in my basement. I knew that one day I would find a use for them. The strap is from an old belt and I ended up attaching it with rivets I had in my stash and leather washers I cut out of scrap leather.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Shaker Baskets


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A pair of captured lid cat head black ash baskets. I think I wove these about 15 years apart. Both feature the quadrafoil pattern in the lid. The larger basket I made during an apprenticeship with Martha Wetherbee ages ago up in New Hampshire. The smaller one I made during one of JoAnn Kelly Catsos' workshops at my house.
 
The larger is approximately 9.5" in diameter and the smaller version approximately 6" in diameter.