Bonnie Kennedy

Bonnie Kennedy Hen Basket
I have been a textile artist since I was about 7 years old when I lifted my Mom’s old Pfaff sewing machine off the floor onto the table so I could make clothes for my troll dolls. I made most of my clothes in school; I made my wedding dress and my husband’s suit. I made clothes for my kids and have always been there to make any special projects needed by my family. I got interested in making jewelry in high school but then life got in the way, I got married, had 2 children and a career. I retired from the Forest Service in 2010 after 31+ years. My friend, Julia, from the Forest Service gave me a one year membership in the Great Basin Basketmakers and that was it. Basket making became my new passion. I have attended every class possible and I haven’t been able to decide which medium is my favorite. The Great Basin Basketmakers has a group of incredible teachers and I have learned so much. I have also taken classes from visiting teachers and have gone to Alaska twice to participate in the pine needle coiling workshop with Jeannie McFarland. I got interested in willow so am growing my own willow; I took a broom class so tried growing my own broom corn; I got interested in gourds so grew my own gourds. Through all of this I have learned sometimes your effort to produce your own material isn’t the most cost effective but I had to try it. As with anything I have done throughout the years, I jumped in with both feet and have tried most everything available. I have found you can make a basket out of almost anything. This basket is made pine needles on a base of a Nevada stone cut by Alan Metzger. The possibilities are endless if you use your imagination. My goal is to be able to look at a basket and try to figure out how it was made. I am not there yet, but I keep trying! Contact

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