Friday, May 8, 2009
A Tisket A Tasket
I thought it was about time to share some basket weaving information with you. Okay this is a what not to do when you weave lesson. This is a basket from the past that never made it to give as a gift classification because it has a few quirks. The colored reed in this basket was dyed with RIT Dye about nine or ten years ago when I made this. It has held up well over the years and has served as a bedside basket which held pens, nail polish, a book light and such. Later it was used to hold napkins in the kitchen and could be hung on the wall by its handle. The flowers were hand painted by myself with acrylic paint and still look good today! I always kept the baskets that had mistakes in them. This one has a stake that has been pulled in too tight on the right and my painting is not my best work either. It's nice to keep these baskets since they are still very useable. I hope you enjoyed seeing something different today!