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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Underwater basket weaving

Except without the underwater part.
This Saturday, Cpurl and I took a basket weaving class. It was offered at Knit-One-One in Berkeley. It was super fun! First, Knit-One-one is really neat. It is a space, rather than a store, where the owner Sile (pronounced Sheila) offers different classes and events.
We arrived a little early, we got to be in charge for a few minutes while Sile went out to find the instructor, who had lost her way driving to the studio. So we took a few minutes to investigate...
The space is full of neat stuff, most of it made in the classes and events that they offer.
Lovely jewelry...

Handbags and sweaters...

Giant condiments...

In just a few minutes, Sile returned with the instructor and the class got under way.

Basket making is not hard- in fact it is lots of fun!

Here are our baskets at the end of the day- not quite finished, but almost! Cpurls is on the left, and mine is on the right. You can't see it too well in the photo, but mine has a giant open space in the middle too.

Here are all of the baskets made in the class- each one is shaped a little differently.

We took home enough supplies to finish our projects and then some- here is my completed basket. It is a little rough, but not too bad for a first try!

4 That's what you say!:

Blogger Manda said...

Too cute! :)

8:48 PM  
Blogger cpurl17 said...

Your basket came out soooo nice!!

2:59 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

So jealous! I've always wanted to take a basket weaving class. Have you been to The Cannery in Berkeley?

3:46 PM  
Blogger Stefaneener said...

Wowie!! One summer I spent trying to teach myself how to weave baskets from honey suckle vines, but I never got that shape!! You two are very talented.

7:42 PM  

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