me bad blogger
karol lindquist- my basket teacher, my friend :-)
karol and her daughter timalyne
photo jeff allen
i cannot believe we first met in 1996! i was lucky enough to take a class that october with karol on nantucket. over the years, we have become good friends, so much so that dd and i spent our whole vacation at bobby and karol's house this june.
karol is an exquisite basket maker, she will be the featured artist at the northeast basket maker's guild this autumn. and her nest of baskets in this year's exhibit at the nantucket lightship basket museum is my favorite ;-) we also make a good team, each pushing each other's creativity to new highs.
basket photos jeff allen
karol's workshop is fantastic, how many baskets have been taught in that shop? how many wonderful memories have been made?
every morning, weather permitting, karol goes for a long bike ride, usually the polpis route. her legs are like iron! can you see the quarterboard on the building behind her? that's karol's workshop.
karol and bobby are still kinda hippies, and i love them for it :-) they have one tv, in their bedroom, so we all pile upstairs to watch crazy movies, poor bobby gets the floor, the girls get the bed. this year it was pioneer quest and the darling buds of may. the knitting in bed reminds me so much of the grandmas in the original willy wonka.
this year she asked me to make a tote basket for a shop model. we added an extension onto an oval mold to make it taller. i got to finish the basket and put 2 coats of oil finish on before we left, but karol will have to add the leather handles.
i love you bobby and karol!