AudioSue Middleton explained that men would help their wives make baskets.
Basketmaker from Mt. Pleasant, SC (Charleston County). After quitting her job to sew full time, Middleton was soon making baskets that were especially adventuresome. She turns out huge, heavily ornamented sewing baskets, four-sided market baskets, and vases in the shapes of milk bottles and urns.
Middleton enjoys the solitude of her basket stand to the bustle of the market in Charleston. For her, basketmaking is also a social activity - a way for friends and family to get together to have a good time and sew. The interview was conducted at Middleton’s roadside basket stand.
AudioSue Middle taught her son how to weave, but he hasn't quite taken to the art form like she would have liked.
AudioSue Middleton talks about how she dries materials for the baskets.
AudioSue Middleton talks about how she was inspired to create a new type of basket.
AudioSue Middleton tells how the cake basket got its name.
AudioSue Middleton talks about learning to make more complicated baskets.
AudioSue Middleton explains how she decides on the shape of the basket.
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PhotoBasketmaker from Mt. Pleasant, SC (Charleston County). After quitting her job to sew full time, Middleton was soon making baskets that were especially adventuresome. She turns out huge, heavily...