Sunday, November 10, 2013


Here is the decoration I decided on for the Gourd Basket. These are Teneriffes. Jo showed me how to make them at basket class and they are just like making Suffolk buttons. I know how to make the buttons (thank you Karen), so these were easy to learn. I made several of them in the car on the way to Kid N Ewe yesterday (don't worry, my husband was driving) and attached them to the basket when we got home. I them painted the inside of the gourd so that the designs would show up a little better.

Teneriffe lace is a needle lace from the island of Tenerife. Sometimes called Sol lace, sun lace, similar to a lace from South America called ñandutí (meaning spider web).
The lace is created by weaving thread on a ground of radial spoke threads, creating distinctive roundels.

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Roberta said...

This is so wonderful! I used to make baskets with pine needles but never like this!

Bobbie Casey said...

Translation most superb. Love the way Sara does this always. Oh how the mind works and works.

deanna7trees said...

love your teneriffe patterns. i have a teneriffe pillow that i found in a thrift store and did make one piece. you've inspired me to do some more. it looks beautiful on the basket.

karen said...


Sara Crittenden Coppedge said...

Thank you very much. It was fun to do and I had good instruction.