Sunday, May 12, 2013
I met with Verna today to discuss the finishing of my cap. I’ve decided to shorten or consolidate my original design pattern based on an old cap I have pictures, from a cap in a museum. The finish will have all the same elements as the museum cap and I am confident, still look beautiful. As a basketweaver, we are by nature “perfectionists”, but it’s also okay to be flexible and see where the basket takes you.
One of the many things I have learned…
My materials for this cap are bigger than the materials used in the cap I am modeling mine after, and it turns out that really matters in regards to the design. In my next cap, I will make adjustments for that factor and start earlier on, at the beginning of the cap, to make the needed design adjustments.
I am in deep respect of our old time Karuk weavers and the beautiful, exquisite basketry they created. I also greatly appreciate my teacher for the time she has spent teaching me and all I have learned from her.
It’s a journey; not necessarily easy, but so worthwhile and rewarding.