I made this large basket in 2002. It's 2 ft wide and 3 ft tall. The handle is grapevine and the frame is willow. The reed was dyed with walnut hulls.
I scraped bark off the willow tree and wove it in to give it character. The bark almost looks like leather! This is the basket that I store my lap quilts in. When I get cold while watching TV, I can reach for one to keep me warm.
I love this basket. The frame is made entirely of willow with handles on the side.
It is woven with reed and scraped willow bark. I use it in the bathroom to hold my bath towels. This basket is 2 ft x 2ft and is large enough a small child could fit in it!
This cute 9 1/2" by 10" basket is hanging in the master bathroom to hold wash clothes.
It's frame is made of willow and woven with dyed reed. I tied 3 small stones with holes in them on the front, but have lost one.
I have really slacked off this winter with sewing. Work has been busy and a bit stressful but staring to slow down a bit now. I tell everyone I'm in my pre-retirement period and getting ready to downgrade to a less busy job, something that I don't have 10 balls juggling in the air. I'm looking for a simple cubical that has my name on it for a few short years or something with the local schools, that I can have the summers off. Will start looking this summer. I will miss my senior patients, but its time to move on.
I have a vintage quilt on the frame and am working of a vintage Sunbonnet Sue I started in the 1970's. So hopefully, I will have some sewing to show you soon.
Thanks for visiting,