In the early 90’s, I started weaving with a group of friends who attended a monthly basket making workshop. I fell in love with the very first creation – a melon basket. However, the monthly workshops could not come soon enough so I purchased my own weaving materials and supplies and started teaching myself. Soon afterwards, I attended basket weaving conventions in Vermont, Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania and participate in various art and craft shows in New York. In the late 90’s, I started dabbling in creating web sites. This site was created to see if I could do it – not expecting any recognition or sales out there from the world wide web. Soon after posting the site to the web, orders came in from all over the world. Requests came in from a cruse ship entertainment director, a hotel chain, an English sporting event host, a magician, a crafter in France, and many other requests from within the US and internationally. Due to the overwhelming response since putting up the site and my love for attending shows that need lots of inventory built up, when I’m not working full time, web orders are filled only as time permits. Each basket you see in this site and all colors added are handwoven, hand dyed, and hand stained by me. No hired help goes into creating these baskets and because it’s just one weaver, no wholesale orders are taken. Baskets by Susan is located in beautiful Upstate New York. If you are in the Upstate New York region, you can find Baskets by Susan in local arts and crafts shows and a few galleries and shops in the area.