My life and art
and official blog of the Pine Needle Group
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Exchange Basket ! Diane Heister to Pamela Zimmerman
I, too, have received my exchange basket! It is so exciting!
Diane Heister, reportedly a new coiler under the wing of Ruth Anne Danger, sent me a lovely summery daisy basket! The base is one of my own pottery pieces, with big white and yellow daisies on it...Diane used sinew in colors I have never seen before, a yellowy green and rich burnt orange, they set off the colors in the base so beautifully. This is a meticulous coiler, she used several different stitches used some graceful floating coils over a sliced sea shell to emphasize the already asymmetrical base and make it into a wonderful showcase basket. It will be beautiful on my wall! I am quite delighted with this breath of fresh air basket...I think that is what I will call it!
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!