Bunny Creek Baskets was born when I had a piece of driftwood that was just begging to be part of a basket. Every time I looked at it, I knew it desperately needed to be part of a basket. Then it hit me. I could use the coiled basket technique I had learned many years ago to create the perfect basket. Everyone who saw it loved it and friends began to ask if I would make them a basket. Bunny Creek Baskets was born.
I create yarn pottery using a traditional coiled basket technique. However, I use parachute cord yarn, which are definitely non-traditional materials. My inspiration for shapes comes from pottery. I wrap the yarn around the parachute cord core to create the coils that I form into pottery shapes. The decorative finishing techniques I use are my own creations. I continually experiment with new shapes and designs.
I typically use acrylic yarn, because it is available in a wider variety of colors and textures and it is less likely to fray and pull apart. However, I also use wool/acrylic blends. I am always on the lookout for a new, unique yarn that I can't wait to turn into an extraordinary piece of art.
I work from my home studio in Yelm, WA.