9” Width. 9” Height.
Lynn’s primary interest in basket making is the rib style basket. She has been making baskets since the early 1980’s and teaching and selling them as well since that time. She is a member of the National Basketry Organization, the Northeast Basketmakers Guild and a juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen. Her work has been exhibited by the NBG and the Handweavers Guild of America and is sold by shops in NH and SC.
Lynn’s baskets incorporate several different materials such as sea grass, cane, jute fiber and both flat and round reed. Sometimes she uses colored reed mixed with natural ones. She likes to use grapevine, honeysuckle and mountain laurel for the handles, allowing the natural bends and curves to dictate the shape of the final basket. Lynn also creates rib baskets using other natural materials for the foundation of the basket such as wood boles and driftwood. Some of her baskets are in more traditional styles – egg baskets, hen baskets and potato baskets. Others are more contemporary and sometimes sculptural depending on the natural products used to form the base of the basket. “Often the final basket evolves as I am working and does not begin with a preconceived idea.”