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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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Blogger: Basketmaster's Weavings - Technique/Tip Tuesday-- Making Basket Curls

Hi Friends Here is another blast from the past.

Blogger: Basketmaster's Weavings - Edit Post "Technique/Tip Tuesday--Making Basket Curls": "Technique/Tip Tuesday--Making Basket Curls
The above picture is the January kit of the month. I've had people ask, 'How did you make those curls?' 'Are those curlie Q's made from reed?'
Yes, those curls are made from reed. I used 11/64' flat reed and rolled it around a 1/4' dowel rod. Soak the read well first, 15 minutes at least. Then secure the end of the reed to the dowel with a clothespin and just keep wrapping. Secure the other end with a clothespin as well. Let the reed dry completely before removing it from the dowel. You can then pull on the coils slightly to give them a springy look.
You can do the same thing using round reed as well for a pretty look. Once the reed is removed from the dowel rod, cut it into desired lengths and wire to your basket. Try using several colors or a color with natural for a pretty basket embellishment.
Happy Basket Weaving,


SentimentsbyDenise said...

THank you, Nancy, for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. This is the first time I've stopped by your blog - love baskets! You are very talented! Can't wait to read more!

J.R. said...

I've always wondered how these curls were made! Really cute!

John Toft Basketry said...

Another technique to add to my repetoire. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Only recently found your blog and now I'm a regular visitor! Thanks for taking the time to share so many tips and techniques with us. I have not made as many baskets as you but I have surely enjoyed every one!

Stephanie Lynn said...

Oh how cute - Such an adorable touch to your basket! Happy New Year!

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