May Your Life Be Like A Basket...Useful...Bountiful...Beautiful...

Basketmaster's Weavings is about my passions, much of which revolves around basket weaving. I weave with reed and I love teaching others to weave. Many of the patterns and styles that I show in the blog are geared to the beginning weaver, or even the brand new weaver. If you have been thinking about wanting to learn to weave, then this blog is for you. Throughout the blog and videos I take you step by step through each and every process of weaving. I want you to be successful in weaving the very first time you try. For the intermediate and advanced weaver, my wish is that you take ideas that I show, mix them up a bit, and incorporate them into your own beautiful creations.

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Friday, August 29, 2008

More Research Today

I spent a good amount of time researching the various basket weaving stores where I can purchase my supplies and have made a spread sheet that shows which store has the best price for the most common items that I use. I even located some import dealers who bring reed from Hong Kong, Europe and Asia. Unfortunately those sites did not have pricing or minimum quantities. I guess my best bet at least for right now is to buy it from a U.S. supplier until I see how things go.
I also spent time using my scrapbooking tool, the Cricut, to cut some shapes that I can make into decorative boxes and hopefully sell them at the church craft show.
I did laundry and vacuumed. With everything I didn't get any weaving done today. So until tomorrow....

P.S. Here is a basket that I wove some time ago. Most every house we've ever lived in has been 2 story and so this basket has gone through many moves and has had a lot of use! You can even see a couple of places where reed has broken because this poor basket has been abused! ;- )


Loreen said...

Hi Nancy, I can help you out with the supplies. Send me an email =) Good luck with your new business!

Sally said...

Hi Nancy, Love your baskets and wish you were in Georgia or I was in New Mexico. I took a basket weaving class in Florida a number of years ago and have been looking for another ever since to no avail. Good luck with your new business.

Marilyn said...

Hello Nancy, I've enjoyed reading all your stories and looking at all your wonderful baskets. I'm wanting to start up my own basket business here in Indiana and I'm not sure where all the wholesaler are out there. I've been making baskets for 15+ years. Would you be so kind to help me out?
Basket Dreams, Mj

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