Mr. Basketmaker was doing some office housekeeping and came across a book containing all the classes he has taught. And he brought these in to show me…
They are from the FIRST class he taught immediately after striking out on his own, which happened to be at the Assoc. of Michigan Basketmaker’s Convention back in 1999, almost twenty years ago.
And he is so cute! He had all his students sign the class signage as a professional keepsake, kicking off the start of his solo career. And I’d say, he has done rather well!
Everyone have a great 2017 convention up in Michigan!!
Mr. Basketmaker will be leaving soon for the Assoc. of Michigan Basketmakers Convention. And one of the baskets he will be teaching there is his Cottage Bun Basket.
He is also teaching his 7-Inch Classic Carrier…
and his new Rising Up Smalls Basket…
But all his classes in Michigan are full so if you want to make any of these baskets, you will have to catch Eric at another class or come down to his workshop in Tennessee!
It’s the month of October and Diana Carscaddon’s basket fills the page in the Cottage Girl’s annual calendar.
Photo (I believe) was taken by Kathy Cosgrove, who also has a birthday this month. Libra’s are the best!