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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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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tip Technique Tuesday--Making a Music Box Basket

This is a music basket that I made for my Mother-In -Law. It has an actual music box built right into the base. The base is a double wall. You weave two separate bases. I used a 1/4" paper hole punch to punch a round hole in one of the spokes. This is where your winding mechanism goes. Place the bases together, sandwiching the music box between them. Off set the spokes and then twine a couple rows to twine the bases together to each other. Upset the spokes and continue to weave your basket as desired. The sunflower design is paper ribbon that is placed over 1" reed and woven into the basket with the 1" reed row. It is also important that you use basket feet to hold your basket up off the winding mechanism. Otherwise your basket wouldn't sit flat. Do take note that it is only the base that has a double wall. The sides are a single wall.
Happy Weaving,


Gabrielle Pollacco said...

WOW! very creative!! your baskets are beautiful!.....thanks so much for stopping by my blog site too! asked if I've been published?...yes!....I've had some of my work published in Creating Keepsakes Magazine, Memory Makers and will have 4 layouts published in 2009 in Scrapbooking and Beyond.

~Gabrielle :D

Rhondi said...

Hi Nancy
I'm glad that youstoped by. Your baskets are great. Basketmaking is one craft I have never tried. Thanks for leaving a comment.
Hugs, Rhondi

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