Basket Weaving Series: Contest Winners

You will love seeing the work of talented basket weavers whose work was featured in “Stars of Weaving” exhibit at Texas Basket Weaver’s Association gathering 2015.

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I entered this quilt. The photo in the center is woven like a basket, but on fabric.

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I entered this basket with strips of birch bark, ash, beads and waxed linen.

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This beautiful pine needle basket is the winning entry.

Candice DuCoin of Round Rock, TX is the winner of the NBO AWARD at the “Stars of Weaving” exhibit held at the Texas Basket Weaver’s Association 2015 Convention.

“As a fifth generation Texan, I grew up loving the piney woods.

As a teenager, I discovered pine needle baskets made by the Alabama-Coushatta Indians and I knew I just had to learn to make them. Years later, I found a pine needle basketry teacher to coach me in the basics and then I looked for every opportunity to improve my techniques. I gather needles of longleaf pines found in the deep sandy soils of East Texas, and work to make them into Texas treasures…When I’m not making baskets or trekking the forests, I’m researching and writing about my 19th-century Texas Ranger ancestors who helped in the taming and settling of the young state along its wild and perilous borders. How I would love to discover a basket weaver down one of the branches of my family tree!”
Courtesy of Texas Basket Weaver’s Association.

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