A Seed Pot for 3 Sisters
75+ hours of weaving time, twining, reverse twining, 3 rod wale
Waxed Linen, 7 ply spokes, 4 ply weavers
This basket was juried into the Albuquerque Fiber Arts Council’s biennial “Fiber Arts Fiesta”. The show ran from May 30 through June 1, 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It won First Place, Judge’s Choice, and Best of Show.
“A Seed Pot for 3 Sisters” is a take on the Native American clay seed pots that had a very small hole in the top and were used to store seeds, ready to plant in the next season. 3 sisters plantings are a traditional Native American planting that I represented in the twigs emerging from the mouth of the basket. Yellow for corn, brown for beans, orange for squash and the green ones representing leaves on a plant.
I learned this technique for ‘bumpy baskets’ from Lois Russell while attending her class in 2018 at the Haystack Mountain School of Craft in Maine.