Thursday, January 8, 2009

Finally Getting Started!!!

Hello Everyone,
I am Mary Martin, one of the Lost Art Guild's member, I do basket weaving. I come from an Appalachian culture that lived the simply life. I love this life style and practice it today. My dad was a basket weaver. I later decided to do basket weaving. It is one of the arts I truly enjoy as well as quilting, knitting, gardening and canning. I live near Bluefield, VA on three acres of land. I have alpacas for fiber and boy are they fun animals. I am learning to spin there fleece.
I have attached a photo of one basket I made, a Moses basket. I enjoy doing traditional and functional baskets. I hope to continue to post some pictures as time goes on. I also plan to be at sheep shearing day at Sandra's and will have baskets plus demonstrating basket weaving. Hope you can come as it is a fun day. Mary