Thursday, May 17, 2012


Since I have had a chance to blog in awhile I thought I would at least put up a pretty picture (at least I think it is pretty). This is one of my favorite baskets (I wrote about it a few years ago). You may think I sat it in the tiger maple Shaker-style chair to simply create a little tableau, but it actually serves a valuable service. It keeps the kitties from laying on the newly woven Shaker tape seat.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Eric Taylor's Cottage Purse

This is one of the basket we will be making in St. Louis this July with Eric Taylor. The Cottage Purse has a unique handle style and lid attachment and while it has a lot of steps Eric is such a great teacher that he breaks down each each part so that it is a breeze. His wife, Lynne, has a great blog – The Basketmaker's Wife – that you ought to be following, and she documented the process of attaching the rims, handle and lid to this beautiful baskets.
If you are interested in making this basket or two others with Eric, check out all the information about the workshop I will be hosting.