Sunday, 18 July 2010

Basket and Book Fair

In May I made another willow basket, this time using a different weave that I forgot the name of already. It came out better and larger than my first basket and now stores my knitting. The first basket has become a rollag container. (Wool spinners will know what I'm talking about.)

I've recently attended a third basket making course, this time making a frame basket. That was a lot harder and the willow dried out in the hot sun by the end of the day, loosing pliability. I managed to finish it and will post photos up as soon as I take some.

Today I cycled to Stourhead because there was an antiquarian book fair on there. I bought three books:

Man and the Land. Part of the New Natrualist series. #31

I just bought a rug loom from a local old lady. I have no idea how to use it. Perhaps this book will tell me how.

Hopefully this will help in the coming months!