Friday, September 18, 2009

Making a Nantucket Basket

I always loved Nantucket Baskets, but since they are so expensive I never bought one. When I got a chance to learn to make one, I was so excited. Here's our teacher, Nathan Taylor, a master basket maker. Nantucket baskets are made on a mold.You start out putting in these pieces.

Then add the weavers.

Here's my basket in the making.

Jackie, Diana, and Loyce are busy at work...

After the first day here's how my basket looked.

Towards the end of the second day, I was finally ready to put on the rim.

Cutting off the ends.

Putting the nails into the rim.

The finished product. Yea - I did it!


Katie said...

Wow that's so cool! It's really pretty. Can I see it in person next weekend?

JudyBop said...

Wow - I love that. What a good job!

Sarah said...

Wow that's cool. What a great thing to be able to make yourself.

Rafael said...

now that looks difficult!!