Wild strawberry plants abound in our garden, and as I was teasing them out of my thyme, it occurred to me that I might be able to weave the stolons into a little basket. (more…)
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One custom within the SCA is the bestowal of largess, or gifts, upon the populace by Royalty and Their Representatives. Donations from local artisans are sought out, that their items might find their way to deserving gentles in lands near and far. To gather the large number of items desired, (more…)
Inspired by the miniatures I display in two old print trays, my friend Sam has started collecting some for the tray she purchased at Everything Old in Brentwood Bay, BC. I just had to nålbound this tiny linen basket to tuck into one of its little cubbies!
Since baskets cannot be made of jute alone, a raid on my stash of craft materials seemed in order. (Okay, and one stop at Michaels with a coupon to buy a ball of lovely hemp cord!) In addition to plain jute and hemp, […]
I was dismayed to run out of basket weaving jute one evening. My family obligingly paused our movie long enough for me to go forage in the garden (must – weave – now!) A few lengths of ivy stripped of leaves provided the needed stakes, while […]
The desire to weave little baskets announced itself without warning and before I knew it I had a small collection. This was my second attempt, in finer jute with more tension. Weaving the rim to the inside worked well, but […]
Knit on size 1 needles with crochet cotton, these eggs are small enough for the faeries to carry away . . .
Knitted eggs last so much longer than chocolate ones! Some of these are destined for our local Highlands Easter Egg Hunt, and some for consignment (along with the baskets) at Knotty by Nature in Fairfield.