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Thursday, May 27, 2010
Exchange Basket Received: Earl Eyre to Nancy DeVries
Another exchange basket received! This is actually the second basket received, but we are experiencing a few difficulties, so you will get to see this one first! From Earl Eyre to Nancy DeVries...
My basket is wonderful.
Yes, it is asymetrical, but it is so much more than that. It has a wonderful flow to it and it is made from several different materials gathered by our very own Traveling Man, Earl Eyes.
The base is a sea shell cut with a scroll saw and made out of myrtlewood. Earl's home state of Oregon is one of the few places where this grows. There are two additional scroll cut shells in the body of the basket which is coiled from sweetgrass (bought from a vendor in Charleston, SC) and pine needles (gathered in GA.)
It is a beautiful basket and I am so very happy with it. Thank you, Earl.
I am a fiber artist, wife, and mother. My Catching the Moon series of weavings is largely about my life and the pursuit of dreams. See my Catching the Moon series on my website. I generally use basketry techniques, but love to mix media and techniques. I also use this blog to highlight my online guild, The Pine Needle Group (www.PineNeedleGroup.com )Thanks for reading my blog!