Sunday, June 13, 2010

Exchange Received: Pamela Zimmerman to Nancy Gildersleeve

The basket I sent to Nancy Gildersleeve has arrived. It is called "Splash," and as Nancy has surmised, is coiled with 2 colors of horsehair. Nancy wrote:

It is a masterful piece of coiling built on one of her clay centers, stamped with a fish design. It is coiled with bright blue waxed nylon, split very thin with each stitch split as it goes around. I think she's used horsehair to coil over and the shape curves up and then folds in on itself, the best part are three really tiny baskets attached to the topmost coil! What an awesome endeavor!! Thanks so much Pamela, I'm honored.

You're welcome, Nancy! It is so much fun to be a part of these exchanges! I cannot wait to see the rest of the baskets!


niftyknits said...

It would be great to sit and watch these amazing works of art being created - but I suspect we'd need meal breaks! How many hours went into this lovely piece?

Pamela Zimmerman said...

Hi nifty, thanks for visiting! yes, these take hours...this one may have taken 6 hours, but i confess, as it was an exchange and to be given away, i did not keep count.