I so enjoyed taking a class with Flo Hoppe and her helper Fran. The class was at the National Basketry Convention in Kentucky.
Flo taught Japanese Basketry techniques using her patterns and sample baskets and a lot of hands on help. It was a fantastic experience and this is one of the baskets I made of flat or round reed during the 3 1/2 day class.
This basket is made up mostly of ‘Josephine’ knots. I burned this basket intentionally with a torch and coated it in encaustic medium as an experiment to give it a different finish.