Beth Hester - Lynne Marrs Hammer Ferguson
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A full 14” tall, this beautiful basket brings to life the “days on the trail” of the pioneers. With the adjustable leather mule bridle, made in Allen County, Kentucky, carrying your favorite gear is easy and comfortable. Hang it from your wagon or put it to work for your lifestyle today.
It’s a great intermediate-level project featuring shadow weave with natural and dyed reed, a filled bottom with twined perimeter, the beautiful bridle handle, and a double lashed rim. Thanks to Joanne Dunaway, friend and fellow Kentucky basket maker, and to Lynne Marrs Hammer Ferguson, Artist in Residence, Kentucky Museum at Western Kentucky University, for their inspiration in developing this pattern.
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Materials / Supplies
|Description||Item||Add to Cart|
|1 ea. - Mule Bridal - Handle||Item 2656E||Add|
|85 ft. - 3/4" Flat Reed - Stakes and Weavers||Item 1034P||Add*|
|70 ft. - 5/8" Flat Reed - Weavers||Item 1058P||Add*|
|55 ft. - 1/4" Flat Reed - Base Fillers, Weavers & Lashing||Item 1014P||Add*|
|8 ft. - #3 Round Reed - Base Twining||Item 2030F||Add|
|4 ft. - 3/8" Flat Reed - Rim Row||Item 1038F||Add|
|8 ft. - 1/2" Flat Oval Reed - Rims||Item 3312F||Add|
|35 ft. - #3 Round, Walnut Dyed Reed||Item WL03E||Add*|
|4 ft. - #6 Round Reed - Rim filler||Item 2060F||Add|
*This item has been rounded to 1 pound/each because it is less expensive to purchase 1 pound/each than to purchase the foot quantity.
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