https://newmexicowomeninthearts.org/a-room-of-her-own-darlene-ryerNM Women in the Arts has accepted me. This is quite an Honor, to be included on their website.
This is a new Burden Basket in progress, and it is a ways from being completed. So far it is 5" from point to rim. It will most likely be 4 times this size when done. The pattern is called "Spinning Stars". They are all inside eachother, and progress in size as they go. It is being constructed with Basket Reed (the core of rattan), and Raffia (a palm leaf). This piece will have a number, and will be for sale when complete. If you are interested in this piece, please comment in this blog, or email me at email@example.com .
Hello everyone, and welcome again to my web site. I have added a page of newly made baskets, that are currently available for sale. There are three new pieces added today, and I hope to add more real soon. Thank you once again for stopping by to enjoy my work. Darlene
Hello Everyone! I just got the internet up and running, and am working with a new computer. I have updated the information on my baskets, so come on by and check it out. If you would like to have a special basket made, I will
be happy to work with you to accomplish that creation. We also take PayPal for payments, to email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope to add another page soon to this site, of just the baskets that are available for sale. We are also working on our "show room" in our home, in Mountainair New Mexico, and will hope to have the available work displayed soon.
Thank you for stopping by.
Hello everyone, and thank you for checking out my web site. I have added a new page and will be adding work to it that will be going to the Taos Museum Gift Shop. Come on over and take a look, and drop me a note if you wish. Thanks
Today I decided that it was important to get back to updating my work on this site. So, I have entered a bit of information on a few more Baskets on the Contemporary and Traditional pages, including the Basket numbers as well as the year date they were completed. I hope to get all the Baskets updated within the next few months. I have also added my newest Bowl Basket with the double Friendship pattern. It took 6 months to complete. Well, I am off to another show this week, this time in Tucson, and next week I will send the Taos Museum Gift Shop a shipment of Baskets and Jewelry. Thanks for stopping in, and hope you come back soon. Please drop me a line and let me know what you think of my site. Thanks, Darlene :)
FYI: The Gift Shop in the Fetchen House at the Museum in Taos New Mexico has accepted my work as Museum Quality, and will soon be selling my Baskets. I am so excited I can hardly believe it. I have been weaving for 22 years, and wishing for something like this to happen. My Mother and Step Dad always wanted to see my Baskets in a Museum before they passed, but that didn't happen. Hope they can see them from up above.
This site is being updated each week, so please come back often to check out new work.
If you like, leave me a note, with any questions you may have about my basket weaving.
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My name is Darlene Ryer, and I have been Weaving Baskets since 1988. I am self taught, as my Grandmother, (the last Weaver in my Family), was gone before I began Weaving. My work is dedicated to her memory, and all the wonderful moments we had together, and to my Mother, who gave me much encouragement, many patterns, and loved to watch me Weave.