Lori Hungerholt has been making and working with fabric her whole life.”The thought of basket making never crossed my mind until one day, while visiting the local sewing machine store, there was a small flat coiled piece made with strips of fabric and cording and stitched together by machine. After seeing that piece in the store, I picked up some cording and went home to my fabric stash.” says the artist. “The first basket I made was small and simple. After that, each one I made got a little bigger, and with practice I learned how to create different shapes and styles. Some shapes are on purpose and some are by accident.”
The trademark of Lori’s root river baskets are the natural rocks or stones. She found the stones along the shore while kayaking on the Root River and thought they were more effective, unique and personal to the river.
Lori also says “I have always been a practical person so by incorporating that with beauty, customers feel good about their purchase for themselves or to give as a gift”.