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.

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Garden Basket -- Share a basket Sunday

I have made this basket numerous times as I've given many away for house warming gifts especially to friends who like to garden. This is my own creation and it is a basket woven on a "double bottom pegged D" handle. There is a slotted bottom base, just above the pegs that the stakes are slid through at the bottom of the basket. It is a tad bit awkward to weave with the pegged portion below the base, but you can put the pegged portion between your legs and weave the base on you lap. I bought the gardening tools in a pack of 3 at Big Lots and then used acrylic paint for the handles as well as the maple strip. If you look closely, you will see the maple strip is inset on top of the weaving. To finish it off, I tied raffia to the handles of the tools and I also tied some pink ribbon to match the dyed reed that I looped through the tools. This way they could hang on the pegs. The basket is a nice size to hold seed packets. What a pretty addition to your garden shed! I love to garden, but for those of you who don't, this might just make gardening fun!


Barkley's Mommy said...

What a pretty basket. I absolutely love that you handpainted the tools. Very sweet and creative!


SueFitz said...

Congrats on your blogoversary.

Great looking baskets.

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