Many years ago I used to love creating warp weave, yarn wrapped baskets, bowls, vases, etc. My best-selling were the ones I trimmed in feathers. They were really popular back in the 70’s, early 80’s at school bazaars or local craft shows. I always worked in earth tones or fall like colors that were popular at the time. They are still the colors I like to work with the best in all mediums.
Right after my divorce I worked a lot of hours and most all of any art or crafting I once did fell by the wayside to the pure exhaustion that became my daily life. On weekends, or Sunday, I caught up with my children, people and chores that I didn’t get to during my work week. Many of my work weeks were 6 days so on my Sundays off I tried to take my kids somewhere, run my errands, etc.
My actual lost art was that of living like a human being was created to live, so other than the fact that I can’t afford my balloon mortgage payments due in a few months and will be losing my home, I may actually begin to begin again now that I am finally retired by forces too numerous to mention. Cleaning out my only sister’s apartment after she recently passed, I found a number of baskets I had given her years ago. I still have yarns and basket supplies boxed up. I pulled a dish out that I had been working on probably 30 years ago. I just may finish it with some feathers when I done.
This gives me the inspiration to finish it so I can not only post the finished basket, but I will also post some how-to information on the instructables.com website when I start my next one.
Work in progress.