I started making baskets about 1990 to keep busy after watching my youngest of 3 sons head off to Kindergarten! That class led to many more classes from a variety of instructors. I then went on to designing my own baskets! I began teaching "on the road" about 8 years ago and absolutely love it!! I am also an avid photographer. I take all the photographs used throughout this website.
In 2020 I changed my direction! I began coiling basket using pine needles. I am able to collect all my needles in Venice Florida. I also began learning to cut, grind and polish my own stone cabochons that I use in my baskets. After winning several awards at my basket weaving conventions and getting much encouragement from my peers, I have started teaching the pine needle baskets to others! As others have told me, I have found my niche!!
Char's 2021-22 Teaching Schedule:
Aug. 19-21 Bluegrass Area Basketweavers Ky
Sept,, 16-19 Central Pa Basketweavers Gettysburg, Pa
Oct. 21-24 AMB Lansing, MI
Feb, 1-4 Weaving in the Sunshine State Ft. Myers, FL
Feb. 25-27 Winter Weave Mentor, Oh
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As of 2020, I am slowing down with my basket teaching schedule. I have also pared down my basket kits available for sale. I do still have kits available for some baskets not listed so call me if your are interested! 216-570-2950
For the last few years I have been learning the art of Lapidary!
Cutting my own cabochons and weaving pine needle baskets using the cabochons! I also continue my silversmithing skills using my cabochons.
I will be teaching basic pine needle weaving and chainmaille jewelry.
Just about done with that lovely 3/2 rim lashing!! Great Spiral Storage Basket.
Website is under construction!! Please check back for updates.
Design your ZigZag Class!
Check out all the great color combinations!
Beginning of fun in the Funfetti class!!
Hey, he asked if I needed help!! "Mr. Char"
Grandma, Aunt Lynn, and Joan with their baskets! Joan's first time, Grandma and Aunt Lynn, their second!!
Great job on D's Swing Basket!
Friends helping friends!!
Beginning of Chimmi's Chains class.