Shirley Thomason
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  • Carrollton, TX
  • United States

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How to Tell the Difference Between a Woven and Coiled Basket

Posted on March 21, 2012 at 4:18pm 0 Comments

I make pine needle baskets, which are coiled, rather than woven. This means they are started from the center bottom of the basket, using damp, dried pine needles with raffia, artificial sinew or other threads and are either started using a small twist or started around an object, like a wood base, and spiraled outward and upward to shape the basket. You can use various core …


How to Make a Native American Styled Basket

Posted on March 21, 2012 at 4:01pm 0 Comments

Native American style coiled baskets are beautiful and have very intricate designs. Making them are a challenge, but with persistance and patience you can make one too. This is for an experienced basketmaker. If you already know how to make a coiled basket using thread, raffia or sinew, then you can start to create a Native American Style basket. You will also need to know all the different stitches, but you will be using the completely coiled stitch only and switching colors of thread to…


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At 12:26pm on April 24, 2012, Sudha said…

Thanks for the Friend Request, Shirley, and your comments on the Macaw!

At 12:50am on April 3, 2012, Sharon Crowder said…

Hi Shirley! I'm glad to hear that my chesnut horse painting reminded you of a horse you used to ride. Yes, you assumed correctly - I have always loved horses. I used to have a purebred chestnut Arabian with a blaze face that I used to show in both open and Class A Arabian shows. He was a very dear and loyal friend, and I got him when he was 18 months old, trained him myself, and eventually showed him successfully. He rewarded me with trophies, ribbons, and best of all, love. He passed away at age 26 on November 30, 1999. He will forever be in my heart, and hope my paintings reflect his spirit. Thank you for your interest!

At 12:20pm on April 1, 2012, Iveta Autratová said…

Hi Shirley, I am happy you like my horse, that is great idea with Facebook, thank you so much!!! I love horses too :o))))))))))

At 11:25pm on March 29, 2012, Maureen Craddock said…

Shirley thank you for your friend request. I'm a fan of your work especially the baskets and gourd work. I also thought your Southern Mansion was a really nice piece. I'll be looking forward to seeing more of your art! Have a great day! Maureen

At 3:15am on March 22, 2012, Jeffrey A. Knight said…

Your baskets are beautiful -- look forward to more of your work -- have a great art day !!!

At 9:24pm on March 21, 2012, Sharon Crowder said…

Hi Shirley, thank you for the friend request. I love your beautiful baskets - the one with the irises is my favorite!

At 6:45pm on March 21, 2012, Iveta Autratová said…

Hi Shirley, it is my pleasure to be your friend! Thank you also for your beautiful comment :o)),  I admire your art!!

At 4:30pm on March 21, 2012, Marta Rogel said…

Hello, Shirley. It';s a very inspiring place. I love your baskets!

At 4:28pm on March 21, 2012, Lyn Pilgrim said…

hi Shirley, thank-you for the friend request ook forward to seeing more of your beautiful baskets, enjoy your day, Lyn x

At 7:30pm on March 19, 2012, Thaneeya McArdle said…

Hi Shirley, and welcome to the Art Colony!  I hope you enjoy the site - there's a lot to explore here, so have a look around and make yourself at home. You'll find plenty of art and inspiration!

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Most of all have fun and join in the forums and groups!  Can't wait to see your art. :)

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