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Karen Brown

karen-and-splint-twill-seat.jpgBaskets, ornaments, and other useful handmade items are created from pliable materials. I use anything that is pliable (vines, wire, ribbon,yarn,bark) along with Basketry reed from the bamboo plant, a renewable resource. I begin by designing the object to be made.  The materials are chosen and measured, soaked, and woven to create the desired product. The item is given time to dry before applying stain made with Alleghany black walnuts.  When the item is dry a thin coat of linseed oil is applied for protection.