Meet The Onliners

Mary Ann Gullo, our Onliner from Stanton, California,
demonstrating Appalachian basketry at a Rennaisance Faire.

Meet Mary Ann Gullo of Stanton, California in one of her costumes she wears for atending Renaissance Faires where she and her husband, Stan (pictured to the right), sell their baskets from a gypsy cart. Mary Ann also teaches and demonstrates their Appalac hian style basketmaking at the faires where she says, "a bunch of crazies for the most part, willingly dress up in 16th century costumes and often have acting parts portraying real people of the period, speaking with the proper accent for the times."

At the faires, she and Stan, who is pictured here amongst the basket display on their gypsy wagon, mingle with other artisans such as pewter casters, glass blowers, wood carvers, and blacksmiths, all working with 16th century implements. If you would like more information on the faires which Mary Ann says are great marketing opportunities, she'd be happy to hear from you.

Mary Ann says her greatest basket coup was finding an ash splint and sweetgrass basket to add to her collection in a thrift store for $1.00.

We thank Mary Ann for being our second Onliner to be featured on the site. Who would like to be next? Submitting a pattern is not required, just pictures and some information about yourself and your baskets will do. Send info to:

Baskets, Etc.,
636 Keen Ave.,
Ashland, Ohio 44805.

Let's all get better acquainted.

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