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.

Happy Weaving and Baskets of Blessings to all my visitors,

Nancy

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Friday, February 13, 2009

How to Weave a Basket - My First YouTube Video

Hi Everyone,
I am excited to bring you my very first video that I put up on YouTube. Please contain your excitement because it isn't anything fancy. It is more of a practice run for me in trying out my web cam. I actually made this video several weeks ago, but couldn't figure out how to upload it to YouTube. I'm learning so much about the computer here. My sweet hubby Mike got it uploaded for me so I hope my next attempt goes much smoother.

My plan is to periodically offer instructional videos on basket weaving, or anything else I find interesting and worthy to watch. I love weaving and I feel it is something many people would enjoy, but most people are not exposed to the art of basket weaving. Part of this is because supplies and instructors are not readily available. I hope to be able to demonstrate via my web cam how to weave a basket so if you don't have an instructor nearby, you can learn from my videos. I hope my enthusiasm for weaving will come across in these videos and I will hope you give it a try. My wish is that you enjoy it so much you do search out a weaving teacher in your area to increase your knowledge. For now, the videos will be geared toward the novice with no weaving experience. I do know my lighting is not ideal in this video. I'm working on that, and again this web camming is a new experience for me so have patience please with my budget quality ie. "free videos" and please be kind with your comments.

Here is my short introduction video.
Happy Weaving,
Love,
Nancy

2 comments:

Tea said...

Great job! I just happened to be at the library and was able to check out your first video...very cool! (My home connection is too slow for videos.) You will do well with them..can't wait to see one on basketmaking. :)

Anonymous said...

Nancy, How wonderful! I see this video has been available for over a year...I wish I had found it some time ago!

I've watched the first several videos in your series and am greatly impressed with your teaching style and ability. It's so easy to think "I can do this" after watching your online classes. Thank you so much for bringing this artform to the general public. Good luck and best wishes in all that you do! :)


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