A Mini-Mold Production Day

Mr. Basketmaker was busy over the weekend making a whole bunch of mini-molds…

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This is the final stage in creating Eric’s molds for his Cottage Smalls kits.

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The varnish has been applied to seal them and then they sit to dry. Actually there’s one more stage that I missed. He identifies each mold on the top and signs them. Then they are done.

I think they are works of art. But they are only the molds one weaves a basket on. I say that lightly because of all the work, including these molds, that goes into weaving one tiny basket of Eric’s. It’s not “only a mold” but the foundation to produce something beautiful and 100% hand-crafted and in the U.S.A. I might add…

7 thoughts on “A Mini-Mold Production Day”

  1. The molds look beautiful lined up on their posts. Very artistic! I treasure my molds. When I see one, I remember all the baskets I’ve made using them!

  2. I agree they are works of art. They are often displayed as a collection. Some (Suzanne, Tony to name a couple) have enviable collections.

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