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Tiburon artist’s hand-woven baskets on display at Town Hall

Tiburon multimedia artist Annelies Atchley’s ‘finger-weaving’ baskets, which incorporate recycled, found objects she gathers when she’s out for walks, are on display in an exhibit at Tiburon Town Hall.

When Annelies Atchley takes a walk near her Tiburon home, she picks up any discarded items she sees, from foil and buttons to earrings and bottle tops — and then incorporates it into her art, including a collection of hand-woven baskets that will be on display at Tiburon Town Hall starting Dec. 7.

An artist’s reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. for the exhibit, which is sponsored by the Tiburon Heritage and Arts Commission and runs through Dec. 21.

To create the baskets, Atchley starts by “finger-weaving” with thin, waxed linen thread and uses her expertise in needlework to sew buttonhole stitches around natural fibers. Each basket is unique in shape, color and design, and all have “found” objects incorporated in them, with Atchley noting that the Tiburon Thrift Shop also gives her jewelry they can’t sell for her art.

“I use sustainable and locally harvested fibers in the baskets,” she says. “Each basket tells my story of recycling and capturing the essence of my connection to nature.”

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