Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Baskets on Display
If you follow my blog, you will know that I have been making baskets to sell at Mountain Magic in Fall in the Town of Buchanan. I got the first book of instructions on making coiled fabric baskets from the library. I wanted to keep it, but libraries frown on that, so I found one on Amazon and bought it. There are a few more books on making my new favorite type of baskets on Amazon, so I recently bought them as well. Once I finish making baskets to sell I will try some of the different techniques in the new books. I can't sell baskets I am learning on. No one wants those.
The library in Fincastle has a display case and various people or organizations show what they are working on for a month at a time. I have the month of September.
I placed the book that I am using there, too. It is my copy of the one the library consortium owns. I also placed the books I will use next, in case people want to encourage the library to get those, too. Libraries are good about that. Tell them what you want and you have a good chance that they will get it for you.
This year Mountain Magic will be held October 1st. I have reserved a space and am excited about it. If I don't sell any baskets, I will be less excited. I'm hoping my friends will at least stop by and visit me.
Naturally, I forgot to take pictures when I finished setting up the display. The children's librarian sent me these, so I didn't have to make another trip. It helps to have friends in high places.
I hope to have about 50 baskets by the time Mountain Magic in Fall rolls around. I am also hoping I don't have 50 baskets to take home at the end of the day. My friends and family share this hope. If I don't sell any, they have a pretty good idea what gifts they will be getting for every birthday and Christmas for a very long time....