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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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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

February 2009 Newsletter--Bun Basket

Basketmaster’s Weavings
February 2009 Newsletter, Issue 4

Dear Friends,

I hope 2009 has been treating all of you well. Have you been able to stick to your New Year’s resolutions? I’ve been doing pretty well about my resolution of ‘Keeping ahead of the game.” Because of this things have been running relatively smoothly in our home which is a very good thing. If you’ve been following my blog you saw that I did a room makeover for Mike’s office. That was a huge task and I must say that I’m glad it is behind me. Mike is enjoying his work space and I am enjoying having my own desk/table in the loft where I can work on my basket weaving and scrapbooking without having to move his papers. This semester I’ve also started homeschooling our middle child, Emily, through Rio Rancho’s cyber academy. What a huge difference and we are already noticing how much more she is learning. Emily is a happy camper being at home with me and we are working on many activities through 4H and various homeschool groups in the area

On to basket weaving. The basket this month is a bun basket. It is just the right size, with rounded corners to hold a package of hamburger or hotdog buns. Just look at the interesting base on this basket and the cross stitching on the outside. This is a beginner basket so no weaving experience is necessary. Cost of the class is $25 and this includes all weaving material needed to weave one basket. Additional kits are $10 and I will have a variety of colors to choose from.

As always, I’m not someone who likes to send attachments with my e-mails so please look at my blog to view the picture of this basket if it does not show up in your e-mail. The link to my blog is below. Just click on it.
February Class Schedule and Kit of the Month

The approximate finished size is 8” in diameter and 3 1/4” high.
Class Dates and Times
Friday, February 13, 6:00pm– 9:30 pm
Friday, February 20, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Saturday, February 21, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Again, I provide all the weaving material. What you need to bring are the following:
Tape measure
Dish pan or large bucket to hold water
Old kitchen scissors
Old bath towel
A dozen or so spring type clothespins
A small flat blade screw driver
A great attitude and a smile on your face ;- )
Please wear old clothing to class

Class size is limited. Please call or e-mail me early so I may reserve your spot. Reservations are taken on a first come first serve basis. I will form a waiting list as needed. At this time, all classes are held in my home in Cabezon, 5 minutes west of St. Thomas Aquinas church. I will send all students specific directions.

Other upcoming news…..I will be at Holy Family Church with my baskets doing a craft show on February 8th from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. The address is 562 Atrisco S. W., Albuquerque, NM. If you are in the area, please stop by. There will be some wonderful handmade crafts and homemade baked goods.
Question of the month:
Nancy, Can I schedule a private basket weaving party with you at my home?
Answer: You bet! I am happy to go to other locations. I’ve taught classes in other homes, churches, business conference rooms and so on. I do ask for a minimum of four students when I need to pack up my supplies and take them elsewhere but I am happy to do so and the price stays the same.

Please always remember, that if I’ve failed to mention something in this newsletter that you have a question about, just call or send me an e-mail and I’ll get right back to you with an answer. As I told you last month, I love weaving and I look forward to sharing my joy and enthusiasm of it with you. Here is my contact information:


Baskets of Blessings!



Tea said...

Very cute basket! I love the cross stitching, too. Nancy, would you mind holding a class for weaving this little gem in my home in Tennessee? Don't answer that! lol

Judy said...

I am thankful that you visited my blog since that means that I now discovered yours. I do not know anyone personally that creates baskets, so I found your blog to be totally fascinating!

sassydesigns said...

Hello, thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and leaving a lovely comment! I am glad you stummbled upon my blog! Your baskets are gorgeous! I have not made one in years, but when I did they were so much fun! I still have a bag of reed downstairs that I just can't part with! lol It is always a blessing meeting another Christian, please keep in touch.
Dee said...


I am very excited about taking my second basket weaving class in February! Your instruction and the friendship/sisterhood offered during your classes will keep me attending for months (years?)to come.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for this opportunity to be "just me" for a few hours... I love being a mom, a wife, a business owner, etc., but the classes you offer provide me with a HEALTHY and AFFORDABLE escape from my everyday responsibilities.

Kindest regards and many thanks~

Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster said...

Thank you everyone for such kind and thoughtful words that you put on my blog. You have truly made my day. Believe me, I get as much out of teaching the class as you do from taking it Anne. The conversation/friendship are therapy for me too!
And Tea, I'd love to come to Tennessee and teach a class to you!

MoziEsmé said...

I love that basket!

Grab a cup of coffee and take time to enjoy some posts from the past