Monday, February 8, 2016
Trying My Hand at Basketmaking
I've posted before about my love with handmade baskets, so I was thrilled to take my first basketmaking class this past weekend.
We made a woven market basket with a wooden handle. The basket measures about 12 inches long and 8 inches wide. The design included darker reed detailing and we got to choose our contrasting color. I chose a wine color for this detail, which is hard to see in these photos.
Basket making isn't really easy, but the process is pretty straight forward. It took us about 5 hours to make our baskets. And it was a lot of fun once you get the hang of it.
I really love my finished basket. It isn't perfect, but I'm very pleased with my first attempt. I'm already scheduled to take another class and learn to make a different style of basket.