May Your Life Be Like A Basket...Useful...Bountiful...Beautiful...

Basketmaster's Weavings is about my passions, much of which revolves around basket weaving. I weave with reed and I love teaching others to weave. Many of the patterns and styles that I show in the blog are geared to the beginning weaver, or even the brand new weaver. If you have been thinking about wanting to learn to weave, then this blog is for you. Throughout the blog and videos I take you step by step through each and every process of weaving. I want you to be successful in weaving the very first time you try. For the intermediate and advanced weaver, my wish is that you take ideas that I show, mix them up a bit, and incorporate them into your own beautiful creations.

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Friday, June 5, 2009

Feature a Friend Friday--Frances from Weaving Willow

I'd like to introduce you to Frances from Weaving Willow blog who does some amazing weaving with willow. Not only does she weave with willow, she grows it too! Take a look below at a small section of her willow garden in its early stages. She grows 70 varieties of willow! Yes, you read that right 70! It is absolutely incredible.Frances lives in Canada so I'm learning that willow grows well in these cooler climates. She shows that there are many varieties of willow that come in some beautiful colors. Frances is new to blogging, but I must say, she has started out with doing a great job. Her photography is beautiful, and Frances, when you read this please comment and let us know what camera you are using because the pictures are just wonderful. Frances enjoys traveling to basketry workshops, weaving and knitting, as well as food growing/gardening. She belongs to a number of guilds but you can read her bio on the Southwestern Ontario Basketry Guild's website. Thanks Frances for sharing your photos with us and keep posting about growing your beautiful willow. I am finding that simply fascinating.

Be sure to stop by her blog and say "Hello" to her.

Happy weaving everyone,




Hi Nancy! Thanks for featuring Weaving Willow on your blog! My camera is a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ10. It's strictly point-and-shoot but with an intelligent auto setting that really is clever.

Vicki said...

That is so cool, love the table. Growing your own willow, it is amazing. It's like knitters who raise their own sheep for wool and sping. Way cool, I find that it doesn't work for me and I have to just go to the store. :)

Anonymous said...

I love the feature a friend Friday idea. I will certainly visit Frances. Have a great weekend.

Paula said...

This is awesome! I have wanted to grow my own willow but just don't have time for all of the wonderful crafts that I enjoy!

Grab a cup of coffee and take time to enjoy some posts from the past