Thank you, ams. I suspect the PBS program was one that I wanted to see, but never did. Several years ago, Bonnie Gale (willow specialist) told me that she had been commissioned to do a huge custom historical basket for a PBS special they were filming. Is that what you saw? I wonder if I could find the show somewhere for streaming.
Oh, these are nice! That top one is especially beautiful!
My betrothed crochets handy little baskets similar to the fabric one, and she works with a woman who comes from a family tradition of basket weavers (passed down from generation to generation) who exclusively uses strips from white oak to make hers from the ground up. I admire the dexterity, precision, and patience that goes in to that kind of work
Thank you, Cindypaintings, Ferlian, laika, and Trier!
Cindy, yes, baskets like the first and last one do make the fingers sore. There’s a lot of pulling, rubbing, and pinching that happens when you’re trying to shape the material and squeeze everything in so tightly.