The nine students in Kay Normann and Drew Tibbetts’ Basket Weaving for Beginners class held this week are taking home plenty of new baskets to show friends and family. Whether they’re used for décor, at the table or to store and tote, these baskets will also be carrying a bit of the Island back home with them. Baskets are meant to carry or hold many things. Perhaps they will also hold some of these Island scenes from this week!
Beautiful, bounteous baskets! It has been another wonderful week of basketmaking with friends, led by instructor Jeanette Biederman. I don’t think there’s a contest to see how many baskets can be made in these five days, but if there was, all the students would be winners! Their hands have been busy with reed and handles, sharing good conversation and meals and simply spending time together, making memories.
From Friday afternoon until 10:30 this morning, the students in Kay Normann and Drew Tibbetts’ Basket Weaving for Beginners class worked on at least three different styles of basket with an extra one or two if time allowed. The Washington Island Ferry Line crew will instantly recognize “Sievers” when a number of cars full of baskets pull onto the ferry heading home today. Woven through each basket, we hope, are good memories of their time here in class.