TxWeaver

Handwoven baskets, Gourd Art, and Woven Necklaces

Arlington, Texas · 146 Sales

TxWeaver

Handwoven baskets, Gourd Art, and Woven Necklaces

Arlington, Texas 146 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(59)

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(59)
Erin Maura

Erin Maura on Feb 15, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect little basket, I love the gradation of colors in the needles and the way the stone slice coordinates. Looks great on the wall!

59Margar

59Margar on Dec 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful ornament. Arrived very fast and was made so well. Very pleased with purchase

Joelyn Crisp

Joelyn Crisp on Dec 13, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I love it, and it will look great on my Christmas tree. Thanks!

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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.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 27, 2013

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
Payment
Texas residents pay 8% sales tax.
Shipping
At this time, I can only ship to addresses in the U.S.