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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.

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Share a Basket Sunday - Market Basket

This large basket started out as a pattern from Judith Richmond called the "New England Tote Basket". It uses a wooden base with the swing handles attached. Before weaving it, I found that Longaberger baskets has a basket liner that is almost the same size as the pattern. I got the liner and then wove the basket to fit the plastic liner. My mother sewed for me the sunflower fabric insert. I love this basket as it is sturdy and has been well used over the years to carry many things. When we lived in Germany I would take it to the market to carry home my groceries for the day. It was just the right size to hold a liter of milk, some hard rolls, wurst or German sausages, and some produce. Do a search for Judith's patterns. They are all beautiful just like this one.
Have a blessed Sunday,


Audrey said...

What a great basket!! I can think of many many things to put in it.

J.R. said...

I LOVE this basket!! It also reminded me of Germany, where I spent many years (in K├╝rten and Weimar). Everyone carried these totes to the store because buying bags for their purchases could get pretty expensive after awhile. Maybe the U.S. will eventually catch on to the "tote phase." :)

Judy Richmond's patterns are absolutely gorgeous! I just ordered the pattern for this tote, as well as her chips and salsa bowl baskets. Totally cool! I also like Flo Hoppe's designs (for round reed) and John NcGuire's Shaker baskets. Wow! What beautiful baskets!

I don't know if your mother would be willing to do it, but personally, I would love to learn how to make basket liners. I've just begun to weave baskets (thanks to you, Nancy :) ), and I think that it would be nice if I had some liners to go with them!

Nancy, thank you so much for your posts. They have really helped me a lot, and I love all the tips you give (as well as all the beautiful baskets you make)! Please keep the posts coming!

Grab a cup of coffee and take time to enjoy some posts from the past