I am often asked about the name of my business…it is the name given to me by a young cousin and it stuck. One day she told me that Deeda meant love. She will always hold a special place in my heart. I feel that each basket is made with love and a part of me is woven in.
I have taught many, many people how to make a basket in classes, workshops, at nursing homes, at a kitchen table. Every time I begin making a basket or teaching someone the art of basketry, I hear my grandson’s voice saying “what’s it going to be, what’s it going to be”. There is something almost magical about creating a basket…you really never know until it is done.
My art has provided me with many opportunities to connect with people I may never meet. I have created many custom pieces used in homes throughout the country. I have created baskets for theater productions and motion pictures. I have created baskets for quilters, knitters, gardeners, teachers and maybe even you.
Basket weaving is a long standing tradition, shared by cultures throughout the world. Possibilities are endless. You inspire me to weave and I am honored and blessed to share this with you.
My very best regards,
Linda “Deeda” Lomasney