My kids just cringed when I told them I was going to learn to make this basket in a "basket weaving" class. Something about senior citizen centers was mumbled. One had no comment. Personally I think this "Spinner's Basket" is not just your basic basket. Spinning friend, Peggy, has arranged for her friend, Nancy, to teach about ten of us how to make this beauty. We will be in her backyard today twisting and turning wet reads to make our own. I am definitely taking the Canon SLR to document this adventure. It could be hilarious.
I'm a sure enough Dallas native who spent a good part of my life in northern New Mexico, where I learned the arts of spinning, weaving, and dyeing. Combining those skills with my long time love, knitting, is what I do best these days.