Show and Tell January 2023

Barbara Shapiro – Featured Friday Artist for the National Basketry Organization

Jan 6, 2023

 As I explored Japanese Flower Knot plaiting on a jellyfish for Bay Area Basket Makers‘ participation in the CNCH Tableau event, it occurred to me that the surface resembled that of a pineapple. And off I went seeking to capture the shape of that once exotic fruit.   By the time I finish the fourth and fifth ones, I had figured out that I could use spacers between knots to create a nice plump form. The crown is made with two rows of twining on some extra elements and rolling them up to insert into the top. 


Stefanie S – Tencel Scarf

I wanted to feature both colors on this scarf, so I chose Blue as warp and Green as weft and wove in a cross-twill. I added a few rows of herringbone twill every few inches to mix it up a little. The scarf is very soft and has great drape and I really like the color combination. 


Barbara O. –  Samples from Rep Workshop with Kelly Marshall