Saturday, August 22, 2009

Trying Something New

For the last year or so, I've wanted to sign up for one of the basketry classes that is offered through our county. They have one each month, but I always seem to miss it. Either we're out of town, or I simply forget to sign up. This month, I decided to make it a priority. Now I finally have a basket made with my own two hands. I'm quite pleased with myself. LOL

I've done a lot of crafts in my life, but nothing quite like this. I'm used to working with materials that are soft like threads and fabric, or something completely rigid like glass. The stuff that you use for a basket is neither... and it tends to fight back just a bit. It takes some getting used to but is a lot of fun once you get the hang of it. And there is something to be said for the nearly-instant gratification. After just a few hours of work, you have an attractive and useful finished project. This is one of the best "instant gratification" crafts that I have ever found.



I made sure to pick up a complete class schedule before leaving. In addition to the classes affiliated with the county, there are others on a regular basis. The next class is in a couple of weeks. I'm pretty sure I'll be there. ;)

5 comments:

MarchAnn58 said...

Nice basket you did a great job. Bet you are glad you went this month. A basket class is on my list of things to do when I retire,(in 29 months but who is counting).

CindyMae said...

You done a wonderful job on the basket. It looks lovely. So glad that you were finally able to go to that class!

Chiloe said...

The basket is amazing !!! You made a pretty basket ;-)

Lana said...

Wow! That is sooo coool! I love your basket...it looks professionally made!

Jo said...

They're great, I could fill them straight away with my stitching stash! X