Friday, June 08, 2007
My fabulous basket!
Isn't it a wonderful basket? The handle fits so nicely for carrying and it is so light and well balanced. If you click on the picture you can see on the tag a picture of a man that makes the baskets. It is made by the Fra Fra tribe in Ghana West Africa. The basket is a "Fairly Traded African Craft" Which is good for the village economy because the people who make the baskets are paid a "substantially higher than local market value" so they can make a decent income on their work. It still smells of grass. Now -- I just have to make sure I keep it well away from the Dog!!
More fabric. I bought a full metre of this piece. It has so many different colours it is just amazing and beautiful. The pictures don't quite show the richness of the colours. I think I would like to make something just using this one piece of fabric - not mixed with the others because I think it would make a really interesting quilt and you would think it was made of many different fabrics when it was just one. I went yesterday to a place in Granville Island called Maiwa Handprints , they sell fabrics from India and various other fabrics. I bought some scraps of solid blacks and yellow and blue. So -- now I need a plan!!