Welcome to Char Ciammaichella's Blog!

This is the place to stay connected to all those people with an interest is weaving. Whether it be baskets or wire weaving.

I also hope to use the blog to stay connected to all those great students I meet while teaching classes.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

AMB Convention

Marcia with her basket!

The Association of Michigan Basketmakers put on a very successful conference a couple weeks ago!  What great people!  The Vendor's Extravaganza went over well with both students and vendors.  Many vendors offered specials throughout the evening.  I had a give away!  For everyone who purchased something, their name went into a Basket (of course) to be drawn at the end of the evening.  The give away was my American Dream basket, filled with many homemade items.  The winner was Marcia Rooks!

I taught 2 classes, the Lots of Arrows and the Fall Potbelly Baskets.  The Fall Potbelly was interesting in that everyone shaped their baskets differently! 

Same basket, different shapes!

By the end of the Lots of Arrows class, everyone knew how to do the 3 rod arrow themselves!  As promised! Here's Judy concentrating on her arrow row. 

One of the best things about attending and teaching at conferences is seeing old friends.   Michigan proved to be wonderful for this.  I got to visit with many teachers that I had not seen in many years.  Joan Moore, Mary Hetts, and Marilyn Moore--was great to see you all again!
Kathy Halter, Mary Hetts and I


  1. Fun Blog Char. Thanks for the positive comments about the AMB Convention. See you next year? Thanks a ton. Judy

  2. Your blog looks good! I found it through WWJSilversmithing. Your photos look good too. You asked about photos. I usually post mine in my Flickr account and from there I can copy the url or the html to the blog. It allows people to click on the photo and see it in lots of detail on Flickr. Also it doesn't count toward your monthly limit on Blogger (do they still have it?) I like the way you've put different sized photos on the blog and oriented them left, center and right. And your blog is easy to read--good contrast and a nice font size. Now I'm going to check out your baskets on the website.

  3. I can't help with photos, my blog skills are also new. I can't get profile photo to load,sorry.
    Please go check out my blog Nancyswildwire at blogspot,just click my name to go there.
    I would love to see your lot of arrows weave, sound intriquing.

  4. Nancy, Just saw the comments--will post the Lots of Arrows soon!