When Sherri told me she was a basket maker I had no idea the artistry I was about to behold when she arrived with a load of her gorgeous woven treasures.
It was pure eye candy watching as she took each tiny basket from another larger basket and talked about the materials such as pine needles (the one in the above photo) ash, oak, willow and birch bark that she uses to create her masterpieces.
The beadwork, colorful dyed reeds, creative shapes and finishes on her baskets speak of the love she has for her craft.
Exquisite attention to detail is evident on every one down to the tiniest little buttocks basket that is barely an inch tall.
So wonderful and sweet!
More beadwork dazzles and delights the eye!
I loved this nice large design with soft brown leather lining the handles and could visualize it filled to the brim with freshly dyed wool!
Another large beauty.... so intricate I cannot imagine how she does it!
So delicate and I love the design work on this one!
Please allow me the pleasure of introducing the beautiful basket maker Sherri Beyrer! She is now adding hooked rugs to her list of creative talents! She also stitches and enjoys designing her own greeting cards.
It's been such a pleasure getting to know Sherri these past few weeks after she decided to take my rug hooking class. She has three boys ages 20, 23 and 25. She doesn't look a day over 25 herself, don't you think?
It has to be all the fresh air and hard work that she and her husband are enjoying on the dairy farm they own and operate.
Thank-you Sherri for allowing me to share these fabulous works of your hand and a little about you here on my blog.
We welcome you to the world of rug hooking and look forward to seeing some of your rugs in the near future! I know you will be good and bind them right away too!!