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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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Share a Basket Sunday

This pattern is called "Arrow Twill Basket" and it was written by Karen Wheeler. Karen sent me this pattern and had me test it for any errors for her before it was published. The rim is lashed on with waxed linen. The dyed reed is a variegated reed called "Spacedyed Reed." In this week's Tip Technique Tuesday, I'll explain how you can create your own Spacedyed reed in custom colors. The twill design on this basket is beautiful. If you are new to weaving a twill basket pattern, it is very important that you use the exact number of stakes the pattern calls for. The creator of the pattern has made his or her design such that the pattern should flow smoothly around the basket. If you are a stake shy or one stake too much, you will alter the design and that is will be frustrating.

If any of you ever need someone to test a basket pattern for you, just send me the pattern and I'd be happy to weave it up and check for any errors or offer constructive comments.
Have a Blessed Sunday,
Nancy

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