Saturday, July 18, 2009

Another Fabulous ETTEAM Giveaway!!

This month's giveaway - is a most unique item made by a most unique artist! Our featured artist this month is bazketmakr and her name is Pamela Zimmerman. Pamela is a fiber artist who lives in Washington, NC, and she made this beautiful, tiny little basket.

Pamela tells me that this little horsehair basket is actually pretty large, compared to some she makes. She has made some as small as 1/4 inch high and wide. This one is big enough to hold jewelry or other small treasures. It is made using a very ancient basketry technique called coiling; from mixed dark horsehair and waxed nylon. The different colors of the hair make each one strand in the finished basket. Remember, the photos show this piece many times larger than it actually is! This basket is approx. 1 1/2 x 3/4 inches. Retail value: $35.

Pamela has been making her horsehair baskets for about 6 years. As there are no books on the subject, she had to discover for herself the best ways to work with hair to shape it into little baskets. Each hair is handled individually, which means it takes alot of time and patience (as well as good vision!) to make one little basket. Custom horsehair baskets, with hair from your own horse, can be made, just convo Pamela through her Etsy shop, or email her at basketsbypamela@gmail.com for details on collecting and cleaning the hair.

Pamela has also handmade other styles of goods, all woven, from many different kinds of fibers; from waxed linen beach pouches, to pine needle baskets, to sculptural wall hangings and cards of her fiber art pieces. Her award-winning fiber art pieces can be seen on her website at PamelaZimmerman.net, and nationally at juried art shows. For listings of exhibitions, please see her Facebook Fan Page. You can also follow her basket adventures through her blog, Catching The Moon.




So, how do you enter to win stunning little basket? It's easy....

1. For one entry: Visit the Etsy Shop of Bazketmakr and tell us in a comment here what item of hers is your favorite! - This one is mandatory!

Here are some other ways you can have extra entries for this giveaway:

2. For a second entry: Become a follower of Pamela's Blog.

3. For a third entry: Follow our ETTEAM blog - and let us know in a comment here. (If you are already a follower - just let us know - it counts!)

4. For a fourth entry: Follow Pamela on Twitter, and Tweet about this giveaway. Let us know about it in a comment with your Twitter account name and link to the Tweet.

5. For a fifth entry: Grab our Etteam Blog Button or our Etteam Widget and add one of them to your blog. Leave us a comment with the link to your blog where the button or widget is displayed.

6. For a sixth entry: Blog about this giveaway on your blog, and leave us a link to your blog post in the comments section here.

And there you go. 6 chances to win this darling basket. The winner will be chosen by Random.org from the verified entrants who have commented here on this blog.

The Giveaway starts today, and ends at Midnight (PST) Saturday, July 25th.

We'll be back here next Sunday, July 26th to blog about the winner!

Spread the word!!

Etteam BlogMistress



48 comments:

  1. Yay! Another fabulous giveaway!
    Ok here's my favorite piece from Bazketmakers shop, the Horsehair Sculpture Catching the Moon. I just love that little moon face and the beautiful woven basket/wall hanging.

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  2. What a fabulous giveaway!
    I love this little basket... My favourite in Pamela's Etsy shop is the Gourd Ritual vessel. I did try to follow Pamela's blog, but somehow it wouldn't accept a follower! well, not me .
    Wilma

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  3. I visited Basketmakr and love these: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18850411

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  4. #1 My favourite item right now is the woven pouch necklace, such an original piece http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26081436
    #2 I follow Pamela's blog
    #3 I follow this blog
    #4 I follow Pamela on twitter and have tweeted just now about the giveaway http://twitter.com/NiftyKnits
    #5 I have teh etteam widget on my blog http://niftyknits-somuchyarnsolittletime.blogspot.com/

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  5. I absolutely love that horsehair jar necklace. When I first saw her baskets/jars, I was really hoping she had made one into a necklace. It's adorable.

    callieivy(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I'm already following Pamela's blog

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  7. I am a big fan of Pamela's and have spent many hours working with Pamela's pottery basket bottoms. I have spent many hours working on my pine needle baskets and being inspired with her talent. But I am on record today to say I just love her Miniature Pine Needle Turtle Effigy. What can I say it just captured my heart.
    hoping to be lucky enough to win this great giveaway. Ruth Danger akzookid@aol.com

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  8. I love the Turtle Miniature Woven Pine Needle Raffia Weaving.

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  9. I like this gourd!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19932089

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  10. I have the Etteam widget!
    www.enuwbe.blogspot.com

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  11. I blogged about it!
    http://enuwbe.blogspot.com/2009/07/eco-friendly-horse-hair-giveaway.html#links

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  12. My favorite is the miniature pine needle turtle. I'd like to wear him as a pin, but not sure if he would not get broken that way. Love him, with all my heart. Kitty

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  13. I followed Pam's blog on Google

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  14. I followed pam on Twitter and tweeted about it. my account name is KittyF54 but I don't know how to link to that. Please don't disqualify me. ;(

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  15. Horsehair Sculpture - Catching the Moon woven Wall Piece is my favorite piece in her ETSY shop! I often lay out in the yard on summer nights dreaming and following the moon . . .

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  16. I am following Pamela's blog - she sure had a fun basket vacation!

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  17. I added this to my blog!

    http://louie27.blogspot.com/2009/07/ive-signed-up-for-basket-give-way-on.html

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  18. I love the gourd wasp and nest! :) How cute!

    april_vereb@yahoo.com

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  19. I love the turtle miniature woven pine needle rafia weaving in Pamela's shop!
    Jaci
    ByTheWay.etsy.com

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  20. Please enter me in the giveaway:

    1. So many beautiful unique items but my favorite item in Pam's shop is this coiling pottery base...... http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23596595

    2. I now follow Pam's Blog

    3. I already follow the team Blog

    4. I posted a Tweet about the giveaway here http://twitter.com/Primcrafter

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  21. So hard to choose, but I have to say I absolutely love the Horsehair Basket Dark Filly!

    I am trying to learn to weave, but can not begin to imagine working with horsehair! Amazing!

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  22. I follow on Google! Great giveaway! Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

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  23. I took a pine needle class with Pamela at the NCBA Convention last year! She is a gifted artist! I like the Gourd with Pine Cone & Pine Needle Lid! Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

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  24. WOW. Impressive. I love them all but since I must choose, I say its the sweet little horsehair hummingbird nest with eggs.

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  25. I'm fascinated by the horsehair miniatures! This one jumped out at me: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24860517

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  26. Have tweeted and followed…

    I'm fascinated by the horsehair miniatures! This is my fave: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24860517

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  27. I love this shop - such interesting and unique items. I think this is my fave but it was so hard to choose!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20457515

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  28. My current favorite item from Pamela's shop is Athena's Keep
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15417971

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  29. I tweeted the give away
    http://twitter.com/midnightcoiler

    I also posted it in promos on Etsy and in a basketry website message board that I own.

    It's a great little basket!

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  30. I love the Horsehair Turtle Necklace! It really speaks to me.

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  31. Hi~
    My favorite item is this: OOAK Woven Doll Renacuajita Tadpole

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19945611

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  32. I follow Pamela's excellent blog:
    http://catchingthemoon.blogspot.com/

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  33. Etteam button is proudly displayed on my blog.

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  34. My favorite item in Pamela's shop (currently) is the Miniature Pine Needle Turtle Effigy woven with raffia. I love it!!

    Barb at strandsoflight dot com

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  35. I already follow Pamela's blog

    Barb at strandsoflight dot com

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  36. I already follow the etteam blog

    Barb at strandsoflight dot com

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  37. I already follow Pamela on twitter. I have no idea how to send a link to a tweet but here is my latest tweet about the giveaway on my Twitter profile: http://twitter.com/strandsoflight

    Barb at strandsoflight dot com

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  38. I follow Pam's blog. Very Nice. Good luck in cool Co. next weekend.

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  39. Ok. I checked out the eteam blog. Interesting stuff. so glad to homemade items. always unique. and one of a kinds. joan

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