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New Zealand and basketry

I recently returned from a wonderful trip to New Zealand and Australia and am feeling inspired by the wonderful scenery and baskets which I saw around me.  83 more words


Whip Making - Bolster Method

So, I recently heard about bolster in a way that makes sense.

At first I refused to consider the idea, but when it was pointed out the bolster absorbs the air space between braiding layers and helps prevent friction of the the braids from ruining the whip faster – I really like that idea. 150 more words


A Weaving I Will Go (Cook Islands Style)

This was originally posted in 2010 on our family blog…

I have been interested in the local weaving for quite a while and decided to get my A-into-G and make some enquiries a few weeks back. 545 more words


Revised: Watch out Indiana Jones, we're making a whip!

1) Whip fun
2) Over-all plan of this whip & materials
3) The walk through of the process and parts

See one of the whip competition formats here:   2,352 more words



It has been a sociable month – got together with friends Karen and Helen and made Christmas trees, reindeer and starts in willow and cane.  The following week the… 69 more words


Jennifer Heller Zurick

On a recent visit to Kentucky I was fortunate to spend a day with Jennifer Heller Zurick in her workshop learning how to make a willow bark basket.  252 more words


Braiding ... Take aways

The 2 month recap is a mess, so here’s the run down…

For flat braids

  • Start with cheap Imperial Synthetic flat braid, don’t cut your own unless you have it already at $8 – $12 you can not go wrong with a reel of black & another of white.
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