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|Artisan Name||Vicki Hast|
As a long time basket maker, over the last 8 years my main pursuit has been willow basketry. Having planted my own willow bed on the farm in Ohio County, Kentucky, I am able to connect with these basketmaking materials on a deeply intimate level. Along with harvesting the cultivated willow for use in my baskets, I forage for bittersweet vine on the nearby walking trail, comb the Kentucky Lake shoreline for driftwood, cut Siberian iris from my friend’s garden for making cordage, and harvest red bud branches for basket forms. My love of basketry and Inkle weaving harken back to the long summer days of my youth sitting in the city park shelter making potholders on a loom or knotting lanyards with plastic cord. With Inkle weaving I can creat period straps for bags and horns using 8/4 cotton. These straps also work well with my willow baskets taking my baskets into the contemporary longrifle culture. I find great joy in creating finished pieces that reflect my craftsmanship, patience, and unique personal style.
|Address||4028 Wood Trace|
Owensboro, Kentucky 42303