This pottery handle basket is fun to weave and, perhaps, challenging. This basket has an 8” x 11” oblong wood base. You will be using a variety of weaving techniques such as triple twining, paired triple twining, continuous weave, start and stop rows, and adding pottery handles.
The pictures are samples of the completed basket. Also included are pictures of the pottery handles. You will select the color of the reed and your choice of handles while in class. The color selection will include dark green, smoke (brown), moss green, or natural.
Basket dimensions are approximate:
Base 8’ x 11”
Top 12” x 15” x 8
A delicious lunch will be provided by the Nome Schoolhouse.
Hi I’m Marcy Blikre. This passion of basket weaving had a simple beginning – I signed up for beginning basket weaving classes through Moorhead (MN) Community Education. Little did I know it would become more than a simple pastime! I have been weaving for over fifteen years and belong to the Headwaters Basketmakers Guild (Bemidji, MN), Minnesota Basketweavers Guild (Minneapolis, MN), and the National Basketry Organization. I attend a number of workshops each year to learn various weaving techniques and to get new ideas from the teachers and fellow weavers. As a retired educator, I love to teach basket weaving to those interested in this lost art form. A useful basket is one of beauty and purpose. For the past five years, I have sold baskets at various shows in North Dakota (Fargo, Minot, Harwood). I am drawn to weaving utilitarian style baskets using flat or round reed but will also use natural materials such as willow and birch bark. Baskets may have a similar beginning but each is distinctive in size, style, color, and presentation. Selecting a basket is a personal choice, how one uses it depends upon ones’ needs.