Saturday, October 15, 2011

2011 JoAnn Kelly Catsos Worshop

Wow, what a busy couple of months I have had. The high light of the month had to be the workshop I hosted with JoAnn Kelly Catsos. I had fourteen very happy weavers at my house for three days of fun. We made two baskets in class, a lovely 4" twilled bowl and either a 4" or 6" Shaker inspired captured lid cathead basket.

JoAnn displays the two patterns that we could choose from for our first basket.
Diamond Reflections.
Black Diamonds – of course I had to make both versions.
Working on the lid to my 6" captured lid cathead.
I made a special basket that was a scaled version of a #9 Shaker captured lid basket.
JoAnn shared her birthday during the workshop so of course we had to celebrate.
It was only appropriate that we embarrassed JoAnn as much as possible.
My completed basket along with the lid mold I custom made.
My new 6" basket along with the #9 Shaker I made back in 1989 with Martha Wetherbee.


  1. Oh, I LOVE the captured lid Shaker head! You did a stupendous job - as usual. I'm sure you all had a great time together - I just love being with other basket weavers at events. Looking forward to our retreat November 3-7 in Shipshewanna, Indiana - no teachers, just weaving.
    Did you ever find the pumpkin like mine that you were wondering about? I just bought a cute one on Etsy - I highlighted it today on my blog.


  2. Ann,
    Thanks. No, I never did look for the pumpkin. I have sooooo many decorations that I really don't need to search for anymore, they somehow "find" me.

    Maybe I need to do a seasonal blog post on all my crazy decorations.