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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.

Happy Weaving and Baskets of Blessings to all my visitors,

Nancy

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Monday, March 30, 2009

April 2009 Newsletter

Basketmaster’s Weavings
April 2009 Newsletter, Issue 6

Dear Friends,

Spring is here! Well, so I thought. I had been enjoying our nice weather and planted strawberries out in the garden. Now, I’m having to cover them up to protect them from the cold. I have the itch to get the rest of my garden in once the weather decides to cooperate. Over spring break I took the kids on Amtrak to visit my parents. Mike stayed here and worked. I got back just in the nick of time. As we drove to the train station in Kansas it was cold and raining and turning into snow. By the time I got to Rio Rancho and called home, my parents had 18+ inches of snow! The next train couldn’t make it through all that. The kids would have liked to have been snowed in and missed a day of school, but I was glad to be back home.

This month we will be making a “Spring Tulip Basket”. This is a sweet round basket accented with flower curls to look like tulips. It is a beginner basket so no weaving experience is required. Cost of the class is $20 and additional kits are $10.

As always, I’m not someone who likes to send attachments with my e-mails so if the picture does not show up, please look at my blog to view the picture of this basket.
April Class Schedule and Kit of the Month


The approximate finished size is 6” in diameter and 3 1/2” high.
Class Dates and Times
Saturday, April 4, 9:00 am– 12:30 pm
Friday, April 24, 6:00 pm – 9:30 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 or Intel. I will send all students specific directions.

Question of the month:
Nancy, when taking your class, can I make some changes to my basket? In many baskets that we weave in class you are given a choice of colors and sometimes even sizes. This enables you to personalize your basket and truly make it one of a kind. In a basket like this tulip basket, you need to follow the directions more precisely so that the tulips may be woven as designed.

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:

e-mail: basketmaster_nancy@yahoo.com
blog: http://basketmasterweavings.blogspot.com/

Happy Basket Weaving and
Baskets of Blessings!

Nancy

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