What draws her to baskets is that they are both beautiful and useful. She enjoys the feel of the wicker, cane and reed, and the usefulness of each basket.
The large Tulip Tote, an open bottom basket 8" x 12" x 10" inches in size.
In 1990 she began teaching basket making to students from seven to seventy.
What is unique about basket weaving is that each basket is individually made and they all come out differently even when the materials and original intention are the exactly the same.
Hollie is from Pelkie, Michigan in the UP and is a member of the Association of Michigan Basket Makers since 1993. She will be teaching one Maxi classes at Northern Wefts 2011 in Hancock Michigan - MX505 Algonquin Basket on Friday June 24. This is a 10”W x 15”L x 9”H Basket with a lashed rim.
On Saturday she will be teaching a half day mini class MN907 Gathering Basket. This is a 8” x 8” x 7” with an Oak D handle.
More samples of Hollies' baskets