I recently got the opportunity to teach coiled basketry at The Craft Bee, a monthly maker’s night in London, ON. I really love teaching.
The Craft Bee is held at the homey Soulshine Studio in Wortley Village.
So much can be accomplished with just three colours.
Rachel McGarry, of Urban Farm Girl Interior Decorating, even posted it on her blog.
“I found I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way — things I had no words for.” – Georgia O’Keeffe
I’ve been weaving a series of coiled basket creations mounted on driftwood, which I call “Bird Nests”.
Recently someone purchased this one and sent me this beautiful story.
Nests evoke all kinds of emotions and bring forth thoughts of birthing, creating, preparing, anticipating and incubating. This Christmas I am gifting one of your nests to a very good friend who is undergoing chemo for breast cancer.
When I first saw your creation I thought of all within her that is being nourished and cared for and lovingly healed, in anticipating of the creation of health and a life filled with grandchildren, friends and family. The nest holds so many possibilities. It is the vessel for life used by feathered beings who fly free, seemingly effortlessly. It is safety, a sanctuary, a haven for life.
The nest is a place of living into hope. At Christmas, when we celebrate the birth of hope, peace, joy and love in the form of Jesus, we are reminded that God breaks into our world in tiny, fragile ways. Indeed we are the inhabitants of God’s nest of creation.
Thank you Susan, for sharing.