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 3

The name of this basket is Harvest Gold Storage. It is woven on a wood base. This step of the basket, adding spokes to the base, always reminds me of a big spider.

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The bottom portion of the basket uses two colors of reed to give a checkerboard effect.

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The mid-section of the basket is woven with space dyed reed. I love the fall colors. It reminds me of Virginia trees.

More rows of checker board are woven at the top and it is embellished with handmade handles.

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Basket Weaving Series: Day 2

I love this beautiful basket!

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Space dyed reed (comparable to varigated thread that quilters use) achieves a stained glass church window effect.

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The name comes from the two D-shaped handles. 

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This is my first experience using Hamburg cane and I am addicted!

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The decorative X’s on the side of the basket,

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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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