baskets are a product of her love of nature and working with her
hands. Her homemade handles are fashioned from wild grapevine found
in the mountains of the Shenandoah Valley and are a reminder that
grapevine, being created before humankind was present at our
The grain, tendrils, knots and curves of the grapevine
reflect exposure to the elements as it grew. These features which
give testimony to the harshness and struggle each vine encountered
in itís development are the same features that contribute to the
beauty and uniqueness of each basket.
Brenda has a passion for weaving and enjoys weaving in solitude or
with others who want to learn to weave.