There were a number of comments this past week from Rita Hagenbruch’s Overshot Odyssey class and Jeanette Biederman’s Choctaw Diagonal Basketry students how the woven patterns in each seemed to mirror each other. Starting with one plain length of reed or cotton, the intricate designs of each were built row by row.
Most overshot is woven with a light-colored warp, but this blue on grey turned out splendidly!
Basketry may look dangerous, but it’s not. (Until you get hooked on making them.)
It’s good that digital cameras have no film…you can take as many photos as you wish of the beautiful weaving patterns in baskets and handwovens!
We’re already on to our next classes with introductions held this afternoon for Japanese Temari Techniques with Judith Yamamoto and Expressions in Jewelry with Mary Hettmansperger. After they finish on September 1st, we have a little break over the Labor Day holiday and begin again on September 9th with Jo Campbell-Amsler’s Natural Fiber Baskets: Grow & Weave and Betty Carlson’s Navajo Rug Weaving.
Nothing says September like school (Sievers or otherwise)!