My Birthday weekend. Raven and I went to the Renaissance fair yesterday, a fine time. With a stop at Rosemary’s Garden  herbs for tinctures. I have several jars in vodka and individual herbs soaking. Fun shop. Gentian root for bitters and more.

Here is a picture of the basket I made today. I’m beginning to get it right. Rattan is really easy to work with, all the same size, long strands very supple. This is my best yet. The transition from base to upright went really well. The three rod wale in the middle works, a little off on perspective ratio, but nice. I needed to push it out to finish as it was contracting, that worked well too.With a mock braid finish. I’ll trim the ends closer as it dries.


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