Sunday, March 10, 2013
Skills and Techniques
Today Verna and I were discussing what skills and techniques I have learned so far in this apprenticeship. Basically I have and will continue to refine all aspects of my weaving skills. This includes sizing my material, changing overlay material to create pattern and design, drawing my sticks in more aggressively, not over soaking my material, and not being afraid to manipulate my sticks into the shape I want my basket. I’m also getting more comfortable with being able to look at a design on a basket and replicate it on my own basket without having to draw it out on graph paper.