ML Basket Designs
by Marsha Leavitt
Arts and Industry Building Studio #424
Florence, Mass 01062
Email: marsha at mlbasketdesigns.com
Working on a custom order for 10 garlic baskets. How much garlic do you use? What size basket do you need?
Here are the first 3.
Some stay-at-home creations. I am definitely keeping busy. Thank goodness I can go up to the studio.
The latest in the art category
Title: Opposites Attract
In the Art category - North Meets South:
Northern ash, likens, and bracket fungus meets Southern palm, pine and philodendron
And some more art sold
Just spent 3 days at the PA Gourd Festival. I made these 4 gourds. I carved, braided, couched, dyed, wove, coiled, wood burned, gold leaf, strung and sawed my way through 4 classes. What a blast!!! June 2019
These hangers are quite fun to make. I'm working on a dragon right now.
Title: Catching Stars
Pine needle built on a ceramic base with waxed linen
knot-less netting and bead "stars".
This 3 are from the Northeast Basketmakers Guild annual Gathering April 27 -29 2018
With my travels in Feb and March 2018 I haven't been weaving very much lately. However this "Creature from the Deep" joined my pine needle (and gourd) creations this winter.
This wall hanging is made from palm inflorescence.
This basket is a collaboration with a ceramic artist whose studio is next to mine. He made the base and the top is pine needles with philodendron sheath "flowers". Titled: Emergence
* Unique baskets and art from paper, pine needles, reed and other natural materials
* Basket weaving classes
To see my creations For Sale click on the Menu item top left and select For Sale.
To see current classes click on the Menu item top left and select the class.
This was coiled with Siberian iris leaves. The green is quite vibrant. (I need a better camera. )
The base is Alaskan Yellow Cedar.
Another basket with iris leaves. (I got a better camera so you can see the green better.)
Fabulous student work from a recent pine needle class
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I have been teaching basket weaving for many years with infinite patience and guaranteed results. Check out examples of baskets students have woven - click on the Menu tab (top left) and select Student Baskets page.
Below are examples of beginner reed baskets. Above are samples of pine needle baskets. Check the Classes pages to see what is scheduled or email me to schedule a time that is convenient for you. marsha at mlbasketdesigns.com
Or email to get on my list of basketcases and I will email you when I am scheduling classes.
My studio with a basket in progress
Need a gift? Many of these baskets are for sale.
Paper basket are colorful and quite strong. I use many in the studio and at home for holding all sorts of materials.
I'm playing with paper again.
This basket makes me think of a boat.
This pine needle basket is titled Ocean. This basket won 3rd place in the professional division at the NBG Gathering 2018. Very proud!!