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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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Market Basket with Swing Handle and Yesterday's Class




This basket is really quite large. The weavers are 1/2" flat reed. It is my own design created around a swing handle. The side embellishment is a swag I found at Hobby Lobby. I must confess with this basket...I found a cheep stain. It sounded liquidy (is that a word?) in the can. Oh such a mistake. It ended up creating a very sticky basket. As always, when will I listen to my own words to stick with Minwax stain in the yellow can. (I'm not knocking the stains specifically created for baskets or the natural homemade stains. Minwax is just convenient for me to purchase and easy to work with.)
One more tip. If you are designing a basket around a swing handle, it really looks nice if you plan for the basket to go up as close to the hinge on the handle as possible without affecting the swing of it.






Here are some pictures taken from my class yesterday.  There ended up being seven sweet ladies who came to class.  Three of them had just finished their baskets and I wanted to get a photo before they left.  I thought we all had a nice time and everyone's basket turned out wonderful.  It was a fun afternoon.
The bottom photo shows a big poster that the library had made advertising the class.  I got two of the posters when I left.  How cool is that?!
Have a blessed Sunday and Happy Weaving,
Nancy

2 comments:

Juliana said...

What a bunch of beautiful ladies, AND baskets! Glad to hear your class went well...I love the posters!

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

How fun. I would love to have the time to learn this trade.

Thanks for sharing!
Kate


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