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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Monday, April 20, 2009

YouTube Video #6 is up--Weaving the first two rows of your basket


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In this video I show how you weave the first two rows of your basket. The reed that goes around your basket is called the "weaver." This is a basic "start-stop" weave or "over-under" weave. Note how I use the clothespins to help hold things in place. If I were weaving a larger basket I would use more clothespins as well.

I'm really enjoying doing these videos. I hope you are enjoying watching them. Oh, and a cool thing... I figured out how to add captions on Youtube so I no longer have to hold my piece of paper up with my blog address. I was even able to caption where I called Youtube, Itunes by mistake. The captions do not show up here on the blogger videos.

Blessings,

Nancy

1 comment:

WEAVING WILLOW said...

Hi Basketmaker,

Your videos are absolutely inspired. Our basketmaking guild members will certainly benefit from your instruction. Thank you for taking the time to do these lessons.

Thanks for posting a comment to the willow blog.


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