Welcome! My name is Nicole and I have been an artist for as long as I can remember. In 2013 I co-taught a fiber arts class with another artist and she taught a modern way of making native baskets by wrapping and attaching in a coil method. I had the idea that I could do that on my sewing machine and this idea was born from that. I had never heard of rope basket making before and thought I had discovered it! My style has changed majorly since I began. I started dyeing rope a couple of years ago and could not get enough of the bright earthy colors. I love using the rope ends to make very unique and one-of-a-kind home decor items that are both beautiful and functional. I also love incorporating driftwood. Most of my dyes are my own custom blends. A lot of what I make is one-of-a-kind. Each piece is constructed by hand on an industrial sewing machine. I use a very heavy duty 100% natural cotton cord. It makes the baskets solid and strong. I have two friends who make all of my buttons from raw wood - the wood is dried and the cut into rounds that are then oiled with natural oils.
Thank you for taking the time to read about my work!