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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.

Happy Weaving and Baskets of Blessings to all my visitors,

Nancy

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

"Technique/Tip Tuesday - Basket Weaving Tips"


Another Blast from the Past.
Blogger: Basketmaster's Weavings - "Technique/Tip Tuesday - Basket Weaving Tips": "There are times when round reed needs to be bent and it can be very frustrating to have a piece of round reed snap in half. A simple solution to keep this from happening is to have in your tool kit a needle nose pliers. When needing a crisp bend in the round reed, pinch it with the pliers first and then bend the reed. This virtually eliminates the risk of the reed breaking. Of course it goes without saying, make sure your reed is plenty wet.

Baskets of Blessings,"

2 comments:

John Toft Basketry said...

Sometimes just a simple reminder to keep the cane wet is needed. Unfortunately, I managed to snap two reed stakes yesterday morning on the balloon section for the model hot air balloon I was making. The cane had dried overnight. I was reaching inside to remove the weight (a rock) I had placed inside. I then planned to take the incomplete work to the shower. (Its size meant this was the only way to soak it.) I replaced the stakes after a throrough soaking (of me and the basket.)

Jans Gourds said...

I hope for you a very Blessed Holiday season filled with lots of love, family and good tidings.
Be safe and warm and be Happy
Merry Christmas to you and Yours
Jan
PS.
I look forward to the new year and learning how to weave with reeds vs pineneedles.


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