I just received my August 2009, Issue #67 of Basket Bits Magazine on Saturday and was pleased to see my basketmaker friend and fellow blogger, J. Anthony (Tony) Stubblefield as the feature on the cover!
Editor Sandy Bulgrin, also an accomplished basketmaker, chair caner and teacher in her own right. She’s been doing a really fine job on the magazine, since she took over the reigns from Jim Rutherford several years ago.
Jim started the magazine way back in the 1980s. I’m proud to say that I wrote several articles for him and submitted my original design Round Reed Onion Basket way back in 1988, I believe! It was the first basket pattern I ever published and is one of my long-time favorites. It’s still available from me and for sale as a finished product, and been copied many times!
Basket Bits is the only magazine devoted to basketmakers and written by basketmakers! It’s a three-generation family run operation with the help of cousins and aunts, too. Each issue is chock full of interesting articles about featured basketmakers, conventions, classes and new basketweaving studios. There’s also a very extensive listing of Basket Guilds and Cane & Basket advertisers galore!
Start your quarterly subscription today so you don’t miss a thing! And tell Sandy that you read all about Basket Bits through Weavin’ Wicker Woman’s Blog!