Volume 5, Issue 2
Date: April 3,
In This Issue:
~ In The Spotlight
~ Previous Features
~ Net Picks
~ Link To Free Pattern
~ Reader's Tip
~ Chat About It
~ Post a Note
~ Where You'll Find Us
Basketry Events Calendar
information on upcoming and in-progress events such as Baskets 2002 - New Perspectives on an Ancient Tradition;
Phillips Guild NW Basket Weavers Annual Retreat; Of
Myth and Memory; Conference of Northern California
Handweavers, Inc.; The Basketry Gathering 2002 at Eiteljorg Museum;
Conference of Northern California
Handweavers, Inc.; Basket Bash 2002;
Festival of American Basketry;
Basketmakers Guild Annual Meeting And Lecture; Stowe Basketry Festival;
Silver Dollar City 4th Annual Basket Seminar;
Lake Country Basket Guild's Basket Fest;
Willow & Basketry Day; Stowe Basketry Festival
and many more events.
Check the calendar for
details on these events and many others like conferences, exhibits, demonstrations, and
workshops planned for dates well into the future. The calendar has different views for
day, month and year. Try several ways of viewing the details to see which suits you best.
Forward details or
updates of any events you are involved in planning to me so that I can add
An alphabetical page of features.
New links have been added throughout the site. Have fun finding them all.
Free Basketry Pattern
Spring is busting out all over. You can make a birdhouse for
your feathered friends using a cleaned gourd, pine needles, a little raffia and
your basketweaving skills.
Tip: It is a good idea to
print out a copy of any free pattern on the Internet when you see it, as they often are
removed, or only posted for a short time and changed on a revolving basis. Remember to
respect people's intellectual property rights. Read and follow all permissions
The free pattern pages
are among the most popular on the BasketMakers site. It is a great way to build traffic to
your site. If you have a free pattern on your site that you would like me to list, let me
dyes very easily. You will need to use twist ties on the ends or it will begin
to unravel the longer it is soaked. I haven't dyed any in a while, but as I
remember it does look a lot darker when it is wet and lighten and becomes more
variegated as it dries. As it is already has a color to start with you won't get
the same final colors as you may expect from past reed dying."
St. Louis, MO
If you have a tip you would like to
share with your fellow readers, post it to the message board.
BasketMakers Chat Room
Meet other basketmakers to chat Tuesdays at 11:00 AM, as well as Thursday
and Friday nights at 9 PM Eastern. The Pine Needle Group has scheduled chat for Thursday at 9PM Eastern. We would
love to see you soon. Let me know if there is something I can do to help you out if you
would like to participate or plan a special topic chat.
We are testing a new chat
room format. If you would like to try out the new room visit BasketMakers
Chat Room http://basketmakers.com/a/chat/goodchatting.htm.
Let me know what you think.
Discuss Basketry In The
Do you have a question about basketry or have a comment about a new
basketmaking find you want to share? Join the discussions in the forum. You may
enter as a guest and read any or all messages. If you would like to post a new
message you will need to sign up.
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"I especially like nature and the appearance of simplicity on the surface.
I try to keep my eyes open and notice what is around me." ...Leon Niehues
Woven Wooden Wishes,
Susi Nuss, Editor