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.