Edmonds Arts Festival

Katherine Lewis market display

Katherine will be participating in the Edmonds Arts Festival this weekend June 18-20. One of our area’s largest and best street fairs, it showcases the work of nearly 240 juried artists as well as a  wide range of musical entertainment, a wine bar and bistro, and kid’s activities. There are two areas for artists – the field and the plaza. Katherine will be in the plaza in the “traditional arts” area. You can find her spot on the festival map at space P5. She is hoping to have enough “elbow room” to be able to work on some weaving while there. Show and tell is one of the things that Katherine does best when she is at a show. (And hopefully keeps her from going crazy being away from the weaving room at home for three very long days!)

small colorful willow baskets

Katherine has been working hard the past couple of weeks to have a nice selection of work for the show. Expect to find these small colorful baskets as well as her usual display of willow garden baskets, shoppers, laundry baskets, wine baskets, and trays.

willow garden baskets

You can see a full list of the artists here. Hope to see you in Edmonds.

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2010 calendar

2010 Dunbar Gardens calendar cover

The prevalence of digital photography has made it easy to make all kinds of nifty printed gifts. I took advantage of a nice offer at one of the local printers to make a calendar for Dunbar Gardens of Katherine’s willow baskets. The easy part is finding photos of some of the wonderful baskets Katherine has made throughout the year. The hard part is finding good photos that I would like others to be looking at for a month. Most of the baskets have been sold, so there are no second chances for a better shot. Here’s what I came up for this year (click on the thumbnails for a larger view:

January - willow basket purseIrish potato basketpanier a jour - fitched market baskettwo willow storage basketswillow bassinettethree magazine basketsgreen willow hamperwillow picnic hamperharvesting the skagit by Katherine Lewistrivets - willow cooling trayswillow bottle basketthree willow rope coils

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Basketmaking class

Katherine held her last willow basketmaking class of 2009 this past weekend December 5-6. She ended up with a great group of nine students plus friend and helper Alex Keggan. The projects were two small colorful baskets that were great for beginners or people wanting to practice basic skills. Originally we posted the class as an opportunity to make gifts, but after all the weaving we think most people were going to keep their baskets! I have posted a link to some photos from the second day of the class. Don’t forget that you can sign up for our mailing list to be informed of next year’s classes by sending an e-mail to news-subscribe@dunbargardens.com. Or you can just check our website for updates.

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Baskets in the barn

willow baskets for sale

willow baskets by Katherine Lewis

We have a nice selection of Katherine’s willow baskets  displayed in our barn at Dunbar Gardens right now. If you’re in the area, come by for a look. If not, enjoy the photo! If you’re curious about buying a basket, you can always check our website for the baskets we have currently made for sale here. Baskets can always be made to order. Check out this page on our website for more details. If you want to know where we are, here is a map.

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