What a sweet studio -lots of natural lighting and spacious. I might even be a little jealous! It’s a great place to weave! Read more
The step up is a round reed technique used when you come to the end of a twined row. It is most often used when triple twining (three-rod wale), but it can be utilized with any type of twining: regular (with two weavers), triple twining (with three weavers), four-rod wale (with four weavers) and even if you twine with more weavers. In most baskets a step up is optional. If a step up is not done, the twining section will spiral up the basket and will have a definite starting spot and a definite ending spot. If a step up is done, each row will be continuous, like a ring it will look like it has no start or stop. Read more
In the Studio
Usually July in Wisconsin is hot and muggy, so I spend my days in the studio. I like working in the studio and I have accomplished a lot. Pounds and pounds of cane and reed have been dyed beautiful colors. I even have it bundled and ready for basket kits! I love the dyeing part of kit prep; sometimes when I’m done for the day I will wander back down just to look at the color. Read more
Last week, Char Ciammaichella was driving through and stopped on her way to Weavin’ in Winona in Minnesota. It was so fun to have her stop by! But it was even more fun when she stopped here on her way home because she taught a class for my guild, Wisconsin Weave Basket Guild. She let us choose from three different baskets – we had so much fun and our baskets were beautiful! Char is a great teacher, I picked up at least one new tip to share!
Here’s a photo blog of our time with Char.