Category: basketry

Keeping it flat

This coil is building up pretty quickly. I loved how it looked on the table this morning in the sunshine. With the pile of rags and twine surrounding it. The baling twine is kind...

Beginnings

I need to start something. Get thoughts out of my head and into my hands. I’ve tried to make a starter circle for a basket a couple of times and made mistakes that caused...

Horseradish interlude

I’ve had this sheaf of dried horseradish ribs hanging around in the house for almost a year now and the time finally came to process it into usable fiber. I reviewed my posts from...

Dandelion stem cordage

A nice mindless morning task, twisting cordage. My dandelion stems were completely dry. Then I moistened them again in a tub to give flexibility for twisting. The resulting cord has a nice sheen. The...

Boat Basket

I finished another fabric coil basket. This one has a title: “Many Winter Mornings.” I got tired of going around and around and was glad to wrap this one up. I like the red...

Thread basket

The base is red, then I started with blue fabric as the sides curved up. I wanted more red visible, so added another band. The top coil features a white scrap with a red...

A red basket beginning

I am really interested in the color red lately. I think it’s related to February, hearts and Valentines, not to mention fire, Imbolc, St. Brigid, and Candlemas. I repurposed this long strip of red...