Sometimes you get really lucky and make new friends that you never saw coming! Sandi is a dear friend of mine, all thanks to basket weaving. She came to her first class with me on April 22, 2017. My Aunt was hosting and we hit it off that day! We have been weaving buddies ever since but the best of all is that we are just great friends now. I adore her, value her friendship and am so grateful for her!
On one of my handle orders I made a mistake and ordered 10″ x 14″ D wooden handles instead of 14″ x 10″. Of course those sizes make extremely different sized baskets. Instead of paying the shipping to return the handles, I saw an opportunity to design a different basket. I had somewhat of an idea in my mind, but was getting stuck on the pattern – so I had a little video chat with Sandi. With me in Austin, TX, and her in Frankfort, KY, we designed this basket. Hence the name “The Dandi”.
I have so much fun dreaming up baskets but this was the first I designed with a fellow basket friend, so it will always be a favorite!
There are many color options for this basket. The size of the base is 9.5″ long but 5″ wide.