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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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Share a Basket Sunday - Jack o Lantern Basket

It's October. I've gotten down the autumn decorations from the garage and pulled out a few seasonal baskets like this one I wove years ago. This Jack 0 Lantern is the perfect size to hold candy for the trick-or-treaters. Once Halloween is over I can turn the basket around and put the face towards the wall and it becomes a plain pumpkin basket to take me through Thanksgiving. The weaving is 1/4" flat oval dyed pumpkin (a Rit color no longer available). The eyes and nose is 1/4" flat dyed cocoa and the mouth is #3 round reed. The eyes, nose and mouth are all overlays woven into the basket once its body was completed. Enjoy!
Have a Blessed Sunday.
Nancy

2 comments:

Juliana said...

So cute!!!!!

John Toft Basketry said...

A lovely, whimsical take on the Jack-o-lantern.

John


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