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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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Tutorial on a making a coiled recycled, upcycled basket

Devona at Clever Nesting has given me permission to post this photo and a link to her tutorial on how to make a coiled basket. This is not just any coiled basket though. It is super cool because it is made with plastic grocery sacks and an old VCR tape. I am all for recycling and seriously, don't we all have a hundred plastic sacks collecting as well as some old VCR tapes that no longer work. What a great way to recycle. Also, what a great way to practice making a coiled basket. Isn't this what they're calling up-cycling because we are making something better than before?
Here is the link to her tutorial. It has many photos and is easy to follow along.
http://www.clevernesting.com/2009/04/coil-basket-weaving-tutorial/comment-page-1/#comment-188

Today is the last day of school for the kids, so this is on my list of summer projects. I'll post my recycled bag basket when I get it completed. I hope you give it a try, and let me know when you do. I'll be glad to post a link to it.
Enjoy and while you are over at Devona's blog checking out this great tutorial, say "Hello" to her.
Baskets of Blessings,
Nancy

2 comments:

Juliana said...

That's really cool! I recently bought an entire book on baskets made from recycled materials, but haven't tried any yet. Maybe someday! It's a great idea!

Devona said...

I hope you find the tutorial easy to follow. I really love this basket. My girls carry it around and use it as a "bird nest."

:)


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