FEATURED ARTIST FOR 2019 – Annetta Kraayeveld
She will be joining us at Murray Hill Weaving for two days in the spring of 2019 and we don’t want you to miss out on spending time with her.
Annetta’s home and studio are full of baskets: the collecting started when she was a child, the weaving, in 1994 when she found a book and begged a lesson. She is still obsessed with baskets and finds great satisfaction working with her hands, merging an age-old art form with the contemporary world. Creating functional art pieces is her passion. Annetta’s work has received many awards and been published in the National Basketry Organizations Quarterly Magazine.
When not weaving, Annetta is teaching basketry, which she enjoys as much as weaving. She has been teaching at basketry events and guilds across North America since 2000. In 2015, Annetta started a blog called the Basket Teacher; you can read it at www.prairiewoodbasketry.com. Besides baskets, teaching basketry and writing about baskets, she loves the people she has met and the places she has visited through basketry.
Annetta was born and raised on the prairies in Alberta, Canada. Today she lives with her husband in woods in Wisconsin.