TxWeaver

Handwoven baskets, Gourd Art, and Woven Necklaces

Arlington, Texas · 123 Sales

TxWeaver

Handwoven baskets, Gourd Art, and Woven Necklaces

Arlington, Texas 123 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(46)

Announcement   Specializing in ribbed baskets, pine needle baskets and coiling on gourds - many include antlers.

Announcement

Specializing in ribbed baskets, pine needle baskets and coiling on gourds - many include antlers.

Susan Ashley

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Susan Ashley

Antler Basket -Item 759 by Susan Ashley
$200.00
Antler Wall Basket - Item 707 by Susan Ashley
$75.00
Naturally Shed Mule Deer Antler Basket Item 653
$175.00

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(46)
jkmurray4

jkmurray4 on Jan 20, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This gourd was a work of art! The craftsmanship that went into this gourd required skills in many areas. I bought it as a gift for a friend and it was difficult to give it away !

Erin Vogel

Erin Vogel on Dec 13, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This gourd vase is really a unique and beautiful piece of art. Beautiful workmanship and well designed. Love it. :)

pbenedet53

pbenedet53 on Dec 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This gourd basket is absolutely beautiful. I especially like the exquisite craftsmanship and the stunning egg shell mosaic. Seller contacted me upon purchase and the item was shipped out immediately. I would not hesitate to purchase from this seller again.

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About

Handwoven antler baskets, pine needle baskets and gourd art from Texas weaver, Susan Ashley

I specialize in antler basket, gourd art that incorporates weaving, pine needle baskets and woven necklaces.

My antler baskets blend the ribbed-style basketry of my Scottish-Irish heritage with my love of Western Art and Native American art. Each basket is shaped and woven completely by hand and is a product of many hours of choosing, soaking, and weaving materials. My baskets often include leather, honeysuckle, day lily leaves, sea grass, polished rocks, feathers, beads, date palm stems, wisteria vines and pine needles. I have been weaving baskets for 30 years.

Gourds with coiled woven rims and pineneedle baskets have been a fairly recent addition to my repertoire and have become very popular items. The process of preparing the gourd is very time-consumimg. I clean the gourds inside and out, wearing safety glasses and a respirator mask (because of the mold and dust flying around during this process). Then I cut them with a special saw, dye them with leather dye, seal them, and drill small holes at the edge before adding the woven rim and embellishments. Preparing a gourd can take several hours before I even start weaving on it.

For more information, please go to my website - http://www.txweaver.com .

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  • Susan Ashley

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

    I started basketweaving in 1983, and since 2012 have worked at it full-time. I have attended many workshops and conventions to study with well-known weavers. Awards include ribbons from Lone Star Gourd Festival, SW Fine Art Gourd Show in Kerrville.

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Last updated on September 27, 2013

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