I'd like to introduce you to Pam Kurkowski who blogs over at Baskets N Prims and Primitive Basketcase. Pam does some beautiful weaving and on this coming Tuesday, watch my blog for a technique that Pam uses to make a fun primitive basket handle.
I'm a self taught basket weaver & made my first basket in 1989 from a kit that I bought. I have made well over 3000 baskets and used to do shows but stopped about 10 yrs. ago when the economy started getting bad here in Mi. My favorite baskets to make are plaited but do make the occasional ribbed basket. I love the primitive style so I make alot of shaker style baskets & one of my
best sellers are the shaker cheese basket & I offer them in 4 sizes. I make my own walnut stain from walnuts that I collect each fall which are abundant in our area. When I make painted baskets I use milk paints which I buy online then I prim them up with a method I experimented with a couple of years ago. I have numerous patterns that I bought years ago but seldom use them now. I also have several books that I have bought and I love to do research on antique baskets. Over the years I have also really gotten back into cross stitch and sewing as I wanted to fill our home with primitives. I've recently started needlepunch and making blackened beeswax candles and ornaments. There are just so many things that I enjoy & there never seems to be enough time. If any of you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org I am happily married with 3 grown children and 2 adorable grandsons. My family is my number one priority and I am so fortunate that I am able to be "keeper of the home."