More About Gina

Gina Kieft and her baskets were recently featured in the Muskegon Chronicle, you can read this article HERE.

I started my basket weaving career taking classes from the local Community Education Department in 1995.  Now I teach those classes.  I have been designing my own patterns since the year 2000.  There are currently 56 patterns for sale with my name as the designer.   I have several more baskets in the works of writing a pattern for.  My baskets have been sold and displayed not only locally, but all over the world.

Choosing to be a stay at home mom for our two children, basket weaving has let my artistic side shine.  I also love to quilt and you will see some quilt designs in my baskets. 

I show and sell my baskets at many local Art Fairs and resale shops during the year.  The feedback I hear most often is the uniqueness of each basket.  I am not a production line basket maker - every basket I create is different in colors, size, shape and texture.

Living in rural Rothbury, Michigan, nature plays a large part in my basket designs.  Nuts, seeds, pods, grasses and bark make great embellishments.  I enjoy the challenge that new materials present to make a truly unique basket. 

Teaching is my forte' - with patience being my greatest strength.  I have been teaching basket weaving classes since 1998.   Passing on the love of the art of weaving and seeing the satisfaction of a student after they have completed their project is the greatest feeling.  After leaving one of my classes, you have a great basket along with an excellent experience. 

Not everyone is a basket case, but it sure is fun trying to be one!

~ Gina Kieft