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Saturday, June 19, 2010
Exchange Basket Received: Lynn Hoyt to Karyl Jo Hartsog
Here's another beautiful exchange basket, from Lynn Hoyt to Karyl Jo Hartsog! KJ wrote: I have received a beautifully crafted basket from Lynn Hoyt. This is extra fun because Lynn was my exchange partner too. The basket is coiled with all delicious smelling Carolina sweetgrass. I mean it. It smells good enough to eat! The binder is black and I would guess it is waxed linen? I use mostly raffia so let me know if I am wrong here. There are bright sparkly blue beads among the floating and intertwined coils. The smell and sea green color of the sweet grass , the turquoise colored beads and the spiral created from the stitching remind me of last 4th of July. I spent July 4th 2009 on Mertle Beach South Carolina! Fireworks Lynn. A treasure of a basket. Thank You so much. We all learn and get enspired from these exchanges even if one didn't participate this time. I am glad the whole group will vote for their favorite. Thank you Pamela for hosting a fun exchange. I love my new sweetgrass basket.
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!