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Monday, January 16, 2012

Monday Merchant Circle - PAFA

I am participating in PAFA's Monday Merchant Circle and my Monday Merchant this week is Rose from Baskets by Rose.
I am in awe of the baskets that Rose makes. Not only does she make baskets to use for every day but she makes some awesome seasonal baskets! Here are some of my favorite baskets that Rose makes.

Be sure and check out her Etsy shop and blogspot to see all her wonderful creations by clicking on the links provided at the end of this interview.
Here is what Rose has to say about her business.

1)How long have you been in business

I have been weaving baskets since 1993. I did my first show in 1994 and have grown my business since then. Selling on the web has been fun and I learn something new every day. The best part of selling on the web is that you are selling to the world and not a hand full of people walking pass you at a craft show. The hard part is they cannot pick up a basket and look to see how it is made, or talk to you about your art.

2)Who or what inspires you

Other people from painter and the colors they use, to quilter and the color in their work. Look at the colors and add them to your basket. Just have fun making a piece and the happiest will show in your work.

3)What is your creative style, primitive, country, folkart

Basket weaving can cover all styles. Just by changing the color you can go from traditional to primitive with the same basket.

4)What medium do you use in creating, clay, fabric, altered art, wood etc.
explain here if you would like to about your business and what you make and sell.
I use reed and wood in my baskets. I make each basket one at a time and no two baskets turn out the same. I also dye my reed and each batch of reed dyes different. I can weave a basket in any color you would like, and some I can change the size on. You will get a basket to fit into your home and that you can enjoy for many years.

5)What are your links (list your etsy shop, eBay, web site, blogs etc.)



TheRustyThimble said...

Wonderful feature on Rose
Love her baskets and other creations too


Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

I wove a few baskets back in the late 80's and early 90's. Rose's work
is beautiful.
Thanks for the feature.

Firecracker Kid said...

Oh cool, Rose makes awesome decorative baskets. Sounds like she's got ideas bursting at the seams to get out and try. I know she can do it too :o) Thanks for featuring our Rose.

basketsbyrose said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful feature on my shop. This was a great way to wake up this morning!

Vicky said...

Rose does fantastic work! You can tell that she really loves what she does! Great feature, Val!

The Barn Hollow said...

Rose does a super job on her baskets!! So creative! What a great way to get to know our fellow PAFA Etsy Team members.
Warm Wishes,

Cave Creek Primitives said...

Absolutely gorgeous baskets. I do love Rose's use of color and texture. Beautiful work - and a very nice feature.

Barb said...

Love Rose and her creations! Just fabulous!!
Thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

Hi, my name is Heather! Please email me when you can, I have a question about your blog!


TheCrankyCrow said...

Great feature on Rose. I think she does beautiful work - so very creative! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin