Basket Weaving Series: Amazing Baskets

Today, I am posting photos from Texas Basketweavers Association 2015 Gathering. As I walked around and visited with fellow weavers, I had fun seeing what projects these talented folks had created.

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An exceptionally beautiful leather purse, beaded and stitched with Alaskan bark by one of Pam Talksky’s students.

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This basket is amazing and I would love to make one somday!

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Cute little woven spray water bottle.

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Adorable scissor caddy.

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Darling little itsy bitsy basket.

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Earring with amazing detail.

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An extremely small earring like this one would take lots of patience!

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Beautiful details on a basket in progress.

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In progress of creating an amazing rim.

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This finished corner basket is so pretty.

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Combination of basketweaving and quilting creates a striking basket. This was in the Bittersweet Baskets and Supply vendor booth.

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A basket with a painted base is so amazing. This was also in the Bittersweet Baskets and Supply vendor booth.

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Awesome miniatures in the Nate’s Nantuckets, Inc. vendor booth.

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A woven basket that I wore to the gathering. This is actually a double wall.

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Another woven basket that I wore to gathering.

This concludes my basket weaving series. I hope you have enjoying the posts as much as I have enjoyed creating them.

My next blog posts will consist of a pecan farm and touring the Texas Hill Country Bluebonnet Trail. You will not want to miss the spectacular upcoming photos!

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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.

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Basket Weaving Series: Day 4

This blog post makes me chuckle. Did you notice how many photos I took on day one of basket weaving convention? I posted six photos on day one, five photos on day two and three photos on day three. On day four, I didn’t even take one picture of my basket weaving progress!
imageBasket weaving convention is an awesome event but it is labor intensive too! I’m up with the chickens, weaving all day long and don’t make it to bed until late. Saturday is extremely intense but a fun day. After basket weaving all day long and after dinner, there is market place where we can buy supplies from the teachers and vendors. After that, the silent auction and raffle items are distributed. I did not make it home until late. By Sunday morning, I was really dragging.

The below photo of my unfinished basket was taken after convention. I was totally exhausted after four days of glorious basket weaving!
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Basket Weaving Series: Day 1

I am excited about my new blog series on basket weaving.

I recently had the pleasure of attending a convention with the Texas Basket Weavers Association. I always look forward to an annual convention. It is the ultimate experience for a weaver to gather with fellow basket lovers who have a common interest. We spend four intense days weaving our hearts away.

On Thursday, I took a class from Candace Kats. I choose this class for several reasons: my love for curly qs and the color of the basket.

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The handy dandy green gizmo under the base of the basket was in our goodie bag. I would especially like to thank the person who took the time to create this guide for us. It was a tremendous help in keeping our spokes equally dispersed.

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The pot belly of the basket is taking shape.

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I love the colors of this basket. The top section is defined and sandwiched in between several rows woven with natural round reed.

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