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, October 11, 2009

Share a Basket Sunday - Woven Casserole Baskets

As the weather cools off I wanted to show you a couple of casserole carriers I wove. Both baskets have handles made from the stakes. The one on the left has a 7/8" strip of reed in the middle of the weaving which I painted. The basket on the right has filler from #6 round reed rather than seagrass. I took the round reed up from where it is sandwiched between the rims and incorporated it into the handle wrapping for a sturdy handle. As I wove these both, I kept putting in the Corning Ware dish into the basket to make sure it would fit. It is a handy way to serve a hot dish at the table.
Have a Blessed Sunday,


J.R. said...

What pretty baskets! Is the one on the left stenciled or hand-painted? I have a Victorian-style parlor, and I think it would look beautiful in this room!

Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster said...

It's hand painted, but very simply. Just dipped the back end of a small paintbrush and made some dots together like a flower and some simple leaves and swirls. I should get a close-up picture on my blog but really, I'm embarassed at my painting skills.

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