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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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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Tip Technique Tuesday - My Work Basket - Basket Weaving Supplies

I carry all my supplies around in an old dishpan that I use for water when weaving. Everything fits nicely in it.

Now I wanted to show you what I keep in my work basket. I wove my work basket and attached the blue leather handles with rivets. The handles are just the right size to hold my spoke weight and the leather keeps the spoke weight from slipping out of the handles. Here are its contents:
  • My old towel that sits in my lap when I weave
  • Spoke weight
  • Packing tool
  • Awl
  • Tape measure
  • Glue - to attach embellishments
  • 2 Lashing tools
  • Mini electrical clamps (those are in the zip lock baggie)
  • Pencil
  • Nail clippers- to trim the hairs off the basket
  • Reed gauge - to measure the size of reed (I eyeball my size most of the time)
  • Exacto knife
  • Lighter (I don't smoke, but I do use this to singe the hairs on my baskets)
  • Wire - also to attach embellishments
  • Sharpie - to sign my baskets
  • Twist ties - to bundle spokes for kits together
  • Clothespins
  • Large electrical clamps
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Zip ties
  • Samples of hair conditioner - keeps reed and my hands soft
  • Band aids (you never know)
  • Old kitchen scissors (not shown, children must have taken it)
  • Squirt bottle with water (also not shown, again I'll blame it on the kids)

Of course I have more quantity wise of many of the items show, this just is a sampling. What is in your work basket?




Juliana said...

Nancy, Do you put the conditioner in your soaking water?

Maine-ly Me said...

I've enjoyed stumbling onto your blog. I'm in the beginning stages of exploring learning how to make baskets, and I'd love any kind of advice or direction you might have for a weaving newbie! Thank you bunches!

Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster said...

Yes, I put about a teaspoon, maybe a bit more directly in my water and swish it up.

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