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For the love of baskets...

I love to create baskets. I love the challenge of figuring out a new basket design or pattern. I love working with a buyer on a custom order. I love weaving with some awesome friends. I love looking at baskets. I love using baskets. Well, I guess I just love baskets!

Some great friends and I took a class at a local museum and we were hooked from that day forward. We call weaving our "therapy" and use that time to catch up with each other's lives and families. It's always nice to have someone to encourage you through a difficult design (and keep you from making it fire kindling). 

I have always loved learning a new craft or hobby - and just ask my husband, I have had a LOT of them. But weaving baskets is by far my favorite. There is something about looking at a roll of reed and having a vision of the end product that is exciting.

I am always looking for new ideas and rarely follow an exact pattern. The best days are when I can just grab some reed and free form the design as each row progresses.

For me to decide to sell my baskets on-line was a challenge and I am learning about the whole process. When you pick up a basket, you can feel the quality and see the detail and work that goes into each completely handmade piece. It is difficult to convey that in a picture and words but I am giving it my best shot.

I wish that each one of you could drop by my weaving studio, have a cup of coffee, browse through the inventory of baskets, and just chat with me. If that's not possible, then please enjoy looking at my listings and always feel free to send me a message.

May you have a blessed day filled with "Bright Expectations".

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Becky Bechtel
Owner, Designer, Weaver