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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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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Basket Weaving Festival This Weekend - Part 1

Hi Friends,
I've been waiting until this week to share these pictures with you.  It is time to get ready for the Basket Weaving Festival at Lichtenfels, Germany.  It is known as the Korbmarkt.  Korb = Basket and Markt = Market.  It is held annually the third weekend in September.  When we lived in Germany I was fortunate to get to go three different years.  Lichtenfels was about a two hour drive from my home south of Munich.

Let me explain that in Germany, different cities or locations are known for developing and creating some of the beautiful things we see today.  For instance, cookoo-clocks come from one main city in Germany where they people go to learn and perfect their craft.  The same goes with making baskets.  In Lichtenfels, there is a basket weaving school where those wanting to study and master the art of basket weaving go to learn. 

So each year, students and professionals sell their wares at a street fair along their main street.  I hope this week you will enjoy pictures that I've taken while we were there.  I've pulled them out of my scrapbook album as I had taken these pictures before we had a digital camera.  I hope you find inspiration through them.



teekaroo said...

So jealous. I love Germany, especially the southern area.

Juliana/A Hand Woven Life said...

OOOOHHHH that is SO COOL! I'm especially intrigued byt hose woven flowers....incredible! Thanks so much for sharing this! I couldn't think of a better month to have a basket festival!!!!!!!!!

Nita said...

That must have been such fun for you to have been able to go! Thanks for sharing the pictures!

Happy weaving

branch manager said...

Great pictures Nancy. I'm longing to go to any European country to see the weaving! I too like the flowers and am VERY impressed by the giant coffee cup.

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