Monday, April 25, 2005

Basket Weaving 101

This weekend a good friend and I endeavoured basket weaving.

We graciously harvested the willow. Making our way down a thawing creek in the new heat. Picking out willow pieces that escaped the munching of moose. Had we tried to harvest willow even a few days later, I'm sure we'd be swarmed with first generation mosquitos. Big, fat and dopey. It was a beautiful time.

Once harvested, we laid out and organized the willow in the shelter of the wall tent. Selecting and weaving randomly.

Basket weaving is not easy. But it's fun and meditative and fiddley and gratifying.

And now I have a nice big basket for toques and mits or maybe fruit and bread...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Kim,

How's it going? The basket is gorgeous... very cool. Mike and I always read your blog. We are getting ready to have Graeme's first birthday party next weekend. I can't believe I have survived my first year of parenthood.

Hope all is well.


PS I hope your outhouse is fairing better than Anne's!

9:55 a.m.  
Anonymous photographer52 said...

Hey, just came across your site, and just wanted to say, congrats on your willow basket. They are not as easy to build as they look, I did a couple a few years back. Great job.

4:14 p.m.  

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