Correspondence used for the artwork ‘Many Hands: A year of exchanges and stories’
I’m not sure how this works but I love your vessels and would like to echange time but not exactly sure what to do as I’m in Brisbane. Lisa
Hi, Maybe you could make another basket for the same amount of time? – b
Oh how wonderul! I’d be happy to make a basket in return. One of the messages I like to share with those in my workshops is also about the time invested in the handmade and gaining a greater appreciation for those who make what we purchase. – L
Hey, just touching base re the ‘year of time’ project. How’s the basket progressing? Are you able to send me a pic of your hands working on it?
Hi B, I’ve not started yet but will have time next week. I’ve been thinking about what style basket I could make big enough in the timeframe and I’m thinking an open twined hanging basket if that’s ok? Will send through some pics next week. – L.
Great! Would you be able to do a basket that sits on the ground? I literally don’t have any hanging space left in my house, insane I know! – B
No problem. For some reason I didn’t realize the basket would be for your home! L
The basket will be in a show later in the year but I’ll be keeping all the exchanges after that as a momento of the project. Most of the baskets will have gone to new homes, which is great and also bit sad. – B
Yes, it would be sad to see them all go. No Problems I’ll get onto it this week – L
Here’s a photo of me creating the base of the basket. I’m using chunky flax which I’ve braided together with a finer polished linen string. I have horrible, chunky rough hands so I apologise that the photo will not be so beautiful I don’t have beautiful hands but I can make beautiful things. – L
You’re hands are fine! Many peeps have commented about their hands. – B