Monday, February 22, 2010

New Baskets

I've been busy weaving in between all the basketball games!  I'd like to share what I finished up today (we are home from school due to icy road conditions and snow.  Unfortunately today will have to be made up at the end of the year as we've gone through all our calamity days.  It's never fun to make up at the end of the year.) 
This first little basket just might be my favorite - well at least for today - I have a problem that they are all my favorites!  I love how the personalities of egg/rib baskets develop.  I always have a plan for the rim and handle, but the basket always tells me what it has in mind.  

I've been experimenting with color this week.  I'm calling this one a Shaker gathering basket.  It is stained blue and over stained with black walnut dye.  Love the color. 


Another egg basket - little larger than the first one I posted.  Handles are 6 3/4"

These next 2 are Shaker Cat Head baskets.  The Shakers made these baskets on molds so that each one turned out exactly the same.  I don't have molds, so the "ears" are formed by me. 
This is why they are called Cat Head baskets - holding it upside down can you see the cats' head?  His two pointy ears and his round face become apparent now....
If you are interested in any of these baskets, they will all be listed on my selling blog, 1803 Ohio Farm Baskets throughout the week.  Just click on the link to the right. 
Have a great week.  ~Ann


  1. Nice colors and baskets. I use black walnut too, on some pieces and have used it on baskets, really gives it a nice aged look.


  2. All of them are gorgeous! What talent you have! I could never weave a basket. The egg baskets are my favorites and look like they would be extra hard to make.
    Enjoy the rest of your week.


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