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Winter 2004 "Just Patterns"


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From Sheri’s Studio….

Well, this Fall has been the fastest season possible with my son, Brian beginning his Senior year. I know this will be gone before I blink, since starting soccer in August and finishing in November! Let me put it this way—3 months of soccer practice, 25 games, 21 wins, 3 losses, 1 tie, 1 State Division IV Championship---


Yes, my son’s soccer team won their state championship again this year! This is a feat that rarely happens and then to have this occur in your Junior and Senior year is PHENOMINAL! Needless to say, I should have taken out stock in Kodak these past 2 years! I have Brian’s Junior Year Varsity Scrapbook done and now I can work on his Senior Varsity Soccer Book with so many great memories! Congratulations Brian on such a successful soccer season and winning the gold! I am so proud of you!!

Now onto another passion; the Baskets--

My "Simplicity Star" is a wonderful welcome to this Holiday season! Make one to top your Christmas tree or several to add all over the tree. Tie one to a wreath or use in a holiday centerpiece.

My "Tapestry Antler" was inspired by a workshop with Linda Whitaker who said her ideas were guidelines and encouraged us to design our own basket and not follow her "pattern." Dyed reed, sea grass, palm inflorescence, philodendron sheaths (read Linda’s hints for using these natural materials) are woven into the tapestry patterns with an antler accenting the braided border.

Julie Kleinrath’s "Candy Dish Baskets" are both woven with the same materials. The "Log Cabin and the Bear" hand painted handles feature a round wooden grooved base, dyed reed, and have pine boughs added for the winter and rustic accent.

"Bread Basket in the Pines" is also designed by Julie Kleinrath to compliment the other two baskets. Starting out with an oval wooden grooved base, the sides feature vine rattan, which is triple twined into the basket creating a rustic look using natural materials. A terra cotta bread warmer keeps your bread toasty warm while eating!

Debbie Richards has designed a cute "Snowman" in white-waxed linen. Knotting over 3 wooden balls, this cute Snowman will only "melt" your heart! ‘Frosty’ is all dressed up and finished with his top hat, eyes, nose, and pipe cleaner scarf.

"Pumpin’ Up" by Pam Feix is a great project for this time of year. Choose between a few weaving styles starting with a grooved wooden base attached to a pump bottle. If you didn’t get your Flu shot this year, the best thing to do is wash, wash, wash! Fill your dispenser with hand sanitizer, soap, or lotion. Weave one for yourself or give as a great gift.

With the Holiday Season upon us-I want to Thank you for your continued support and wish you Blessings during this Holiday Season!

Happy Holidays!
Happy Weaving!!
Sheri Sig
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"S is for Snowman"
by Sheri L. Van Duyn

Looking for my Pattern? This Bonus Pattern will be available only on my Website www.justpatterns.com Simply click on my Weaver’s Page where you will find over 20 other patterns. Please feel free to print these out for your own personal use. No computer? Ask a friend or visit your local library. My new and local Spring Lake Library will let you print out pages for $.10 each. Or, if you bring your own paper—it’s free! Check yours out-a great way to get this adorable painted gourd pattern and other great weaving patterns-available online only!

Plus, check out my Supplier’s Page. Many offer Free Online Patterns also. Simple click on their name and you will be directly Linked to their Site! Happy Surfing!

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