Saturday, July 14, 2012

Teensy Baskets

teensy baskets by megan_n_smith_99
teensy baskets, a photo by megan_n_smith_99 on Flickr.

I've been working on these when I need a break from painting. The largest one here is 1.75" across. The yarn is mostly Koigu KPPPM. They are inspired by Native American baskets , though the form is also a lot like Chihuly baskets. His were inspired by Native American baskets too. I think I need to make a trip over to the Burke museum to visit their baskets, particularly the one made by Chief Sealth's daughter, Angeline. She used to live in a little shack where part of the Pike Place Market is now, and she sold her baskets on the streets.

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