Basketry

Basketry

Basketry is the art of weaving many little things into one larger thing, that becomes greater than the sum of all its parts and takes on a life of its own.  The range of weaving techniques available to the basket maker are as numerous as the materials (species) from which to work with.  Each species has its own character and charm, abilities and limitations.  Exploring the weavable materials on the landscape to discover some of these fine points can be an enriching, and ongoing pursuit for the basket maker.  The potential of a single species for weaving can seem inexhaustible.  Once you have learned a material's nuances, you can apply a wide variety of weaving techniques to your wild basket explorations.  This gallery represents a collection of baskets made from a variety of materials harvested from the landscape.  Each has a place, a story, a function, and a history.