ML Basket Designs
by Marsha Leavitt
Arts and Industry Building Studio #424
Florence, Mass 01062
Email: marsha at mlbasketdesigns.com
Northeast Basketmakers Guild Gathering
April 24 - 26, 2020 Lots of great classes. northeastbasketmakers.org
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 makes me think of a boat.
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
This pine needle basket is titled Ocean. This basket won 3rd place in the professional division at the NBG Gathering 2018. Very proud!!
* Unique baskets and sculpture of paper, pine needles and reed
* Basket weaving classes
To see current classes click on the Menu item top left and select the class or go to the calendar page.
Open Weave in my studio
third Thursday of the month
Bring your basket weaving/coiling (paper, jewelry, felting, knotting, or other projects) to my studio and weave together. You bring a project you are working on and wine or beverage of choice and we can weave together. This is not a class but I will be available if you need help. If you don't have a current project, I can sell you supplies from my stash and I have lots of patterns. If you haven't woven before, I have several kits that have directions you can work on. (We can always arrange class time if it proves too hard to follow the directions.) I would charge $10 for use of the space and any help you need.
Because of limited space you will need to register for this but you can call at the last minute to see if there is space.
Or sign up for a class
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 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
I'm also teaching pine needle baskets now!!
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.
Check out my baskets and wall hangings at the Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook, CT www.spectrumartgallery.org