Robbie Wisdom has been a basket maker for 24 years and has been a part of the fall festival for 11 years. My dad met her several years ago while singing with his trio, The Sons of the Silver Dollar. They became friends and made some exchanges of baskets and CD’s. Mom has a few baskets around the house made by Robbie because of it.Robbie had a good friend that taught her how to crochet and then how to knit. After her friend took a basket weaving class, she taught Robbie how to do that too. She loved it and kept making them. She doesn’t use patterns for her baskets. She knows the skills and makes whatever she can come up with. Robbie can make custom orders (which I am glad because I need a sewing basket for Miss Tickles like My Princess’). She will also do classes on how to make baskets. Contact her by emailing wisdombaskets (at) yahoo (dot) com. Robbie likes adding fun and colorful designs to her baskets.
Thanks, Robbie, for talking with us!