A New Challenge

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After over 6,400 baskets, I thought I had almost done it all … until a customer asked if I could make a striped basket. I have done checkered patterns, American flag patterns, solid stains, painted accents, even Aztec designs, but never genuine stripes. I told the customer that I would find a way to make it happen. A new challenge!

Stripes

Simply alternating the dyed weavers would make the baskets appear to be checkered, but combining alternating dyed stakes with alternating dyed weavers resulted in a fantastic contrast.

Striped basket

I finished the baskets with a natural stain to keep the stark contrast between the brown and natural reed. What a fun project! I just may need to weave some of these for myself …

Striped Baskets

Recent Comments

That is excellent! Enjoying your blog.

Anne Fell 08/26/13

Love these and all your baskets. You are very inspiring.

Tabetha 08/26/13

like your brown hue of different tones

sukumar haobam 08/26/13

I would love to by the pattern for that basket!

Ron Davidowicz 09/01/13

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