Art-Inspired Tote Baskets

I’m experimenting with creating vessels which are inspired by views of nature. These baskets are traditional rag baskets made with tiny strips of cloth sewn over a core.Image 30

So this basket inspired by Emperor Penguins first appeared.penguin basket













IMG_2268I love the look of canola fields in bloom in Manitoba.IMG_3494

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Just big enough for Moses

Just big enough for Moses


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Then I was inspired by famous works of art. Starry Night by Vincent Van Gough.


IMG_1596And The Kiss by Gustav Klimt.Screen Shot 2014-03-12 at 7.30.49 PM


in progress on the sewing machine

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IMG_8026And finally Claude Monet’s San Giorgio Maggiore at Dusk.


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These turned out so well, and SOLD, that I’ll make more next winter.



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