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Ferne Jacobs, Medusa’s Collar, Nancy Margolis Gallery, 2011

Ferne Jacobs "Floating World" coiled waxed linen thread vessel. "A piece starts with color and then I get a line–one line. Like building blocks — I create circles or triangles I can work around them. A piece usually about five months and about 25,000 stitches."

Ferne Jacobs "Floating World" coiled waxed linen thread vessel. "A piece starts with color and then I get a line–one line. Like building blocks — I create circles or triangles I can work around them.

Art Threads:  Ferne Jacobs. Ferne Jacobs' art is sometimes described as "basketry", but is usually put into the fiber arts category.  Where ever you put it, her work is amazing!  She began exhibiting her coiled, waxed linen thread sculptures in the 1970's, using a very old technique of twisting and wrapping.

Ferne Jacobs' art is sometimes described as "basketry", but is usually put i.

Jackie Abrams baskets - every one of  them inspiring, natural, beautiful, imaginative... Take a walk through her site

Woman of Substance - basket coiled from discarded silk blouses by Jackie Abrams (photo: Liz LaVorgna)

Fern Jacob

These coiled waxed linen thread vessels by California artist Ferne Jacobs . To see more of her work go to the Nancy Margolis Gallery .

Pat Jeffers | 'Eddies of Opening'. Hand-dyed reed and seagrass cord - if I ever do basket weaving

Beautiful colors and design in this basket by Pat Jeffers of Jeffers Fine Art, with hand-dyed reed and seagrass cord

''Stream Dream'' sculptural basket / Deborah Smith

Deborah Smith, Artist, Stream Dream, dyed reed with driftwood, Approx. Size: h x 10 " w x d Bretherton Smith

BasketMakers: More Photos From All Things Considered VI

BasketMakers: More Photos From All Things Considered VI

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