TxWeaver

Handwoven baskets, Gourd Art, and Woven Necklaces

Texas, United States · 112 Sales

TxWeaver

Handwoven baskets, Gourd Art, and Woven Necklaces

Texas, United States 112 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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

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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
US$200.00
Antler Basket -Item 758 by Susan Ashley
US$175.00
Antler Wall Basket - Item 707 by Susan Ashley
US$75.00
Gourd Bowl with Philodendron Sheaths- Item 701
US$65.00
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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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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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Texas residents pay 8% sales tax.
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