Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Fabulous baskets by Jean Egan


male and female forms - of barbed wire and copper

Crimson rosella

The National Gallery of Australia

The Aboriginal Memorial

Rover Thomas - All that big rain coming down from the top side

Lunch with Liz Evans and Maggie Whyte. Photo by Jane Whitten.

Basket by Lennah Newson, Tasmania

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Namadgi National Park in ACT

kangaroo nap time


Adrienne Nicholson - a basketmaker of many talents

"Colours of the Land" is made of materials collected and prepared by Adrienne. They include a wisteria handle, flag iris, red hot poker, cumbungi, kangaroo paw, watsonia, palm leaf, and meuhlenbeckia.

Gudgenby Knots

Wendy Golden - Basket Maker Extraordinaire!

Twined monofilament
20 cm H x 12 cm W, 20 cm H x 16 cm W

Wendy and some of her installations at Grampians Arts.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Jane Whitten's glorious baskets!

sanded knitted pots

"Please Call... I'm at Loose Ends" - knitted telephone wire

"Storm" - kelp

"Swept" - street cleaner prongs

random weave - strapping

"Oh What a Night"

Shepherd's Lookout

Ann McMahon and Jane Whitten --- Ann organized my Canberra workshop and made it possible. Jane is a very excellent hostess. Both of them are fabulous basket makers.

The Murrumbidgee River

Our hexagonal weave class at Strathnairn

Strathnairn Arts

Strathnairn Arts center is on the rural fringe of Australia. A fabulous place for a basket class (or any other class)....
Our classroom - the old wool shed

View from our classroom

A bird hide - a place to sit and watch the birds when the dam (pond) is filled with water


Welcome to Canberra!

Saturday, March 21, 2015