selma art guild baskets

From a 1st Saturday event held in March of this year at the Selma Art Guild Gallery, making woven stars are from left basket weaving instructor Betty Bain, Dorothy Melton, April McCartney and Pam Arban. File photo by Fred Guarino.

Betty Bain of Valley Grande is a local artist whose work is featured at the Selma Art Guild Gallery and loves basket weaving and teaching others to continue the tradition.

Bain said baskets were among the first things made to be used as a tool at the beginning of history and that weaving was thought to have started by watching birds making nests.

“It is very gratifying to teach someone to make a basket,” she said. “With each basket made the art of basket weaving continues.”

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Betty Bain of Valley Grande is a local artist whose work is featured at the Selma Art Guild Gallery and loves basket weaving and teaching others to continue the tradition.

Bain said baskets were among the first things made to be used as a tool at the beginning of history and that weaving was thought to have started by watching birds making nests.  

“It is very gratifying to teach someone to make a basket,” she said. “With each basket made the art of basket weaving continues.”

 

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