Saturday, July 25, 2009

My First Basket

This morning I made my very first basket. I've been wanting to make one ever since Alan and I were on vacation in Manistique Michigan.
Alan's cousin Kathy is an amazing Basket Maker. We all made plans that next summer JoAnne, Kathy, and I would all stay at Kathy's house and sit by the lake and make baskets for a few days while the guys all go do what ever they do at the cabin. Well, when I got home I started looking at basket making supplies, bought a couple of books, and finally couldn't stand it any longer and bought a kit. I decided that since Kathy was such an expert basket maker that I wanted to know a little about what I was doing so that I could get her help with more intricate things I can't figure out on my own or that I am doing wrong.
I can already find several mistakes in this basket, just like I did with my first quilt, but I'm anxious to move on to something else soon.
Don't worry, basket making won't take the place of quilting but I really do like it. Oh, and I have fixed the lashing on the top of my basket so it doesn't have the mistakes you see any more.


Maria said...

You are very talented! That is a beautiful basket. Thank you for posting this. I know I'll be checking back in the near future.

Jeanie Kieft said...

What a cool basket!!!
It looks great to me.