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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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Homestead Basket--For those of you who don't like to rim

Here is a fun basket, and it is just for you who don't like lashing on a rim! The spokes are 1/2" but honestly, it would be easier if they were only 3/8". Many times when you get into 1/2" flat that it is just to thick to make the folds on this rim. There is a 3/8" band going around the inside top of the basket. When you finish weaving to the top, you lay your 3/8" band in place. Then the spokes loop to the inside of the basket, around the band, and back to the outside of the basket just to the right of themselves. Then they crease and go over the 1st spoke just to the right and tuck behind the 2nd following spoke. Cut it so the ends are hidden behind that second spoke. Did you follow that? This is a fun basket and it weaves up quite quickly.
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1 comment:

Debbie said...

Nancy, great basket, would make a great class! I'm busy weaving today too, check out my blog on friday with all the valentine's baskets I'm working on for teachers! Have a great day!!!!

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