Weaving a Nantucket basket is a masterful exercise in artisnal TLC. Greatly admired by myself and many but not a tool in my skill set. The masters must have an eye for nuance of weaving tension demanding a focus that leads to a flow and visa versa... much like knitting I think. These baskets are the handwork of my sister, Lee Ann Gladding of Sarasota Florida.
BBB customer,Maureen Anstey even exhibits her work. A shop in Boston, Gray Mist Studios has carried the BBB as a design that complements the basket aesthetiic. http://www.graymist.com/index.php.
However, the shop that really was such a delight to work with was WEEDS on Nantucket Island itself.
George Davis, the owner (sadly they closed a couple of years ago) sold a boatload of Brave Brown Bags, as well as, so I learned, a version of the Nantucket basket cast in white china that he himself created!! Voila a most elegant planter with the texture of the iconic basket. You might say he did for the Nantucket basket what I did for the brown paper bag. A happy transformation. https://www.nantucketarts.org/index.php?q=davis-george.html Gratefully, I know where my 'IT' basket came from and applaud the artistry of all Nantucket basket makers.