National Craft Month: Celebrating our Kentucky Crafters
Published on: March 4, 2021
March is National Craft Month, which gives us the perfect opportunity to showcase many of our talented Kentucky State Fair exhibitors! Each year, thousands of ribbons are awarded in 31 divisions. In the Fine Arts and Crafts Department everything from weaving to wood carving is showcased.
We’re going to start our celebration of Kentucky crafters off with award-winning basket weaver Beckie Sigmon.
Back in March of 2002, Beckie joined her parents for a basket weaving class at their retirement community. Immediately she was hooked on the craft. Since then she has learned to weave with a variety of materials, from seagrass to bark. In 2010, she began entering her baskets in the Kentucky State Fair and has since won twelve Blue Ribbons, 10 red ribbons, 3 white ribbons and Best of Show twice.
For those interested in learning about basket weaving, Beckie says it’s a creative and relaxing craft. The best way to learn is from an experienced weaver, starting with a simple basket then working your way towards fancier and more complicated projects.
To learn more, visit https://www.kentuckybaskets.org/.
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