Sunday, May 31, 2009

C.........reative Baskets

Several years ago, I attempted to take basket weaving lessons from a nearby teacher that does beautiful work. Even though I seem to have no trouble with the coiling technique used in pine needle basketry, I found weaving to be too much of a challenge. Not only do you need strong hands, but I could not get my mind around the over-under concept which at first seems so easy. So it's always a treat to find superb woven work, and in this case, creative as well.

Juliana, whose work and web site may be found through her blog at http://handwovenlife.blogspot.com , has cleverly woven a wooden spoon into her spoon basket and created these lovely woven angels. Also, her prices are very reasonable.
In addition, she was kind enough to present me with a blog award and mention me in one of her posts. Thank you, Juliana!!

Please take a moment to check her blog and website for more of her thoughts and many more fantastic pieces of basket art.

4 comments:

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Wow - her work is beautiful!

Splendid Little Stars said...

Congratulations on your award!
The spoon interwoven into the basket is very clever!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

These baskets are very nice :)
But I love your pine needle ones!!!

Juliana said...

I agree with memories...you're pine needle baskets are stunning! :)