2017 Basketpalooza !!
I am home and sorta unpacked – the Texas Basket Weavers Association 2017 conference has come and gone. It was a great event a great line up of teachers and a wonderful group of students! As well as, wonderful baskets, both being woven and exhibited. I was honored to have won first place in the professional category – thank you Texas!
My only complaint was that it rained a lot and then when it finally cleared I was to busy to get outside to enjoy it – but hey, it was warmer than Wisconsin!
My students worked hard – they learned a lot and made some beautiful baskets!
First class of the event was Whispers – Vicki set the pace and finished a beautiful basket.
And it was fun to have Linda in class with me 🙂 , as Conference Chair, she was pretty busy. Glad she could get some weaving in!
Here we are working on my new basket Pinwheels. (The pattern is now available.)
I love these two pictures – they so perfectly depict a basket weaving conference – hard work, beautiful baskets and visiting with old and new friends!
I taught two paper classes –
Recursion – paper nesting baskets
And we then we wove my Painted Paper Trays
I love painting the paper, so it is always fun to see how these baskets turn out – the pattern may be the same, but the color choices shake it up!
These two crack me up – Darcy and Sandy! I love the people I have met through basketry!
Thank you Texas Basket Weavers for another great event – it was wonderful! If you weren’t there – consider joining us in 2018. http://texasbasketweavers.com/
And now I need to finish unpacking and repack – next week I head to Atlanta for the Georgia Basketry Association 2017 Convention …
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Annetta, Thanks for being a part of the TBWA Conference. We love you and your baskets. Looking forward to many more visits. Linda
I so enjoyed learning to do the nesting paper baskets. However, I never finished as my Great Dane puppy wanted to learn how to undo them and if paper was tasty and could tear apart. Sigh…I forgot how sneaky puppies can be even when they are right next to you. I look forward to learning bias plaiting again some day and hope Remington is past the S&D stage (Seek and Destroy) by then.
Your post made me chuckle, but I am sorry that Remington found your basket both interesting and tasty!