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.

Please feel welcome to leave messages and good thoughts here!

Check out my website for great basket weaving kits, patterns, chain maille jewelry, and basket charms.


Monday, January 10, 2011

Happy New Year to All!!

The Holidays sure do pass by quickly.  You work a long time getting ready and it's over so fast!  We had a great Holiday week.  Finally, all 3 of my boys were home for the week!  Got very hectic but was very nice. 

Doug and Kim- Drove in
From Texas

Alan and Ari- Al was happy
with his Great Lakes
Christmas Ale

Joey and Deanna- The tree
They picked it out and helped decorate it!

And we can't forget Griffin! (my Grand Dog)  He rode here in the back of a very small car from Texas.  He sure was a good boy!

Griffin keeping me company while I read!

For the new year, I've been sending out basket proposals for Conferences in 2011.  Making new baskets, dyeing reed and "playing" with designs.  I know it's a bit early, but here's a new spring basket!
Chasing Flowers
Weaving this is fun!  Techniques include 3 rod arrow, using 3 colors of round reed and chase weaving (hence the name!) using 2 styles of weavers- a flat oval weaver and round reed.  The metal flowers are added when the basket is finished. 
Check out my website http://www.charsweavings.com/ to see several new basket kits. 
Also new are the bracelets I made for Christmas presents! 
Bracelets are a 2/1 weave with individual jump rings.  Charms are individually stamped with the children's initials.  I also added the Angel charm.  These can be made with or without the addition of the birthstone charm.  Think about Mother's Day gifts!!
 -for Mom, or Grandma!!

My teaching schedule as it stands for now!

NCBA-Raleigh, NC   3/17-20th, 2011
LLBWA- Rockton, Illinois   3/25-26th, 2011
Bluegrass Area Basketmakers Seminar- Jabez, Ky  6/7-11th, 2011
TBA- Newport, TN 7/20-23rd, 2011

Basketweaving Cruise!!  Feb 11-19th 2012
Check it out!  Sounds like lots of fun