Woven Vessels

Here are a few of the woven vessels I made over the weekend at the Adventures of the Woven Vessel with Shannon Weber at Randi Harper’s The Ranch Arts & Crafts Center in Snohomish, WA. I now walk gazing at the ground to see what “natural” things I can pick up. Builder Bob is going to have to build another shed, I’m afraid. And go for long walks with shears and baskets in hand. It will be good exercise for him.

Bark sculpture by Kathie Vezzani
Inside the sculpture

Offerings, was made using branches, wire, pods, bark, handmade paper, encaustic wax, waxed linen thread, and oil sticks.

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mixed media encaustic by Kathie Vezzani
Close up of encaustic markings on side of “Offerings”

This piece began by bending cane into a boat configuration, encasing it with tissue from a sewing pattern using methylcellulose glue which stiffens the material as it dries. I then added encaustic medium, embedded paper that I stitched, then fused to the outside. Inside I added medium, then a piece of fabric which I embellished with handmade paper from Chiapas, Mexico that has a leaf sandwiched between layers of paper. I stitched the edges with waxed linen thread and added feathers and tails of more waxed thread to the outside.

Outside of Hidden Messages
Hidden Messages, Mixed media encaustic by Kathie Vezzani

I created this handmade woven basket which I encased again with tissue then I added handmade paper that I stitched to the frame, adding the button and feathers as a final adornment.

Woven basket by Kathie Vezzani
Woven basket by Kathie Vezzani
Mixed media by Kathie Vezzani

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Betti Zucker says:

    WOW, WISH I LIVED CLOSER TO GO WITH YOU! THEY ARE JUST AMAZING thank you, thank you for sharing. honey hugs bz


    1. Hey you, isn’t it past your bedtime! It would be fun playing together. Getting ready to make Kari’s purse, are you ready for your apron?


  2. aurumeve says:

    Lovely art work ! šŸ™‚
    AurumEve.com ~ Global Jewelry


    1. Thank you so much. I appreciate your comment. You have a great website.


  3. steven wellman says:

    Very interesting. Looks hard to do. Lucky


    1. It wasn’t at all, Lucky. I found it to be enthralling.


  4. These vessels are so raw and lovely. Enthralled.


    1. You would love this class, Amanda.


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