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.

Happy Weaving and Baskets of Blessings to all my visitors,

Nancy

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Feature a Friend Friday - John from John Toft Basketry




Photos courtesy of John Toft
Dear Friends,

I'd like to introduce you to John Toft, a talented weaver from Canada. His blog is full of photos and information on weaving as well as his home, family and events in the area. In 1998 John retired from teaching and basket weaving became his passion.

John sent me an e-mail showing me the picture of the coffee cup (shown above) that he had woven through inspiration of Julie's pattern and my post HERE. I just think it is wonderful how we can all be inspiring to one another.

He sells his baskets through Etsy and his Etsy shop can be found HERE. It showcases his beautiful woven baskets as well as kits and even greeting cards with woven embellishments.
You really need to visit his shop to see all his wonderful work.

As John has written in his blog, one of his children is autistic. Through his Etsy shop, John gives a percentage of his sales to the Geneva Centre For Autism, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, a world renowned centre for autism research.
Be sure to stop by John's blog, http://johntoftbasketryatetsy.blogspot.com/ and say "Hello" to him and spend some time enjoying his baskets and posts.
Have a wonderful day,
Nancy

2 comments:

Juliana said...

Very beautiful baskets for a very important cause!

John Toft Basketry said...

Thank you for this blog about me and my work. I enjoy reading your informative and fascinating blog.

John


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