Welcome to my blog! I was recently awarded an Individual Artist Career Grant by the Southwest Minnesota Arts and Humanities Council to explore and create new, large works. My daughter suggested that I should use my love for journaling and create a blog to document this journey - hence "Baskets by Janet." I will use this to record my successes - and failures - along the way.

Monday, February 13, 2012


 Here's the basket I made over the flower pot.  Ignore all the little strings - they'll come out.  My biggest problem now is trying to figure out how I'm going to rim it.  I think I'm going to try leather.  This basket is 20" tall and 20" wide at the top.  It's a double walled basket with the inner basket woven "good side" in and the tapestry woven outside.  It has reed, yarn, mohair, seagrass, pine needles and philodendron sheaths woven in it.  It hasn't been stained yet - that's why it's so "white."

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