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Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Exchange Basket Received: Sue Cowell to Earl Eyre!
Well, we have been waiting for this one awhile. Earl is traveling cross country in his RV, and has a unique mail forwarding system...so he FINALLY received his basket. Poor Sue has been anxiously awaiting this moment! It was worth the wait!
Earl says: "I just got the most beautiful basket from Sue Cowell. When you viewthe picture you will see how it is made asymmetrical by leaning moreand more to one side as it goes up. The pine needles are dyed red andcoiled with artificial sinew (I presume--that's what it looks like).She has used very thin pieces of sinew and then pierced and split itwith every stitch. It would take a lot of patience to split that fineof pieces. She has also left the caps on the needles so they areexposed on the outside.It is beautiful and will sit proudly on the table in our RV. Space isat a premium so not many things get displayed and that will be one ofthe few."
Nice job, Sue! Lovely basket. If you are interested in seeing ALL the exchange baskets, next to each other, remember to check the Pine Needle Group Photos for the Asymmetrical Exchange Folder. You do have to be a member of the Yahoo email Group to access this folder. At the end of the exchange, we will vote for our favorite basket, and the winner will get a prize!
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!