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, January 17, 2010

A Heart Basket - Share A Basket Sunday



As we continue to get closer to Valentine's day, there is nothing more fun than to weave a heart shaped basket. I think on most all of my heart baskets I tend to put braided rims on them. In my mind heart shaped baskets and braided rims just go hand in hand. (I do want to insert a note here that I feel a heart shaped basket is a bit more tricky than a square basket just because there are more corners to go around. For you newbies just starting out, make a few square baskets before moving onto a heart shape. You will feel like you need more than two hands for the first couple of rows. Just be sure to use extra clothespins. Those are your extra hands.)
The handle on this is just #6 round reed. I cut three equal pieces and twisted them together. I did shave some off the end to taper the end a bit and inserted the handle into the basket.
Do any of you have some heart shaped baskets you've woven? I'd love to show them off.
Have a blessed Sunday.
Nancy
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9 comments:

Carmen C. said...

Hi Nancy, I love that cute heart shaped basket, I can just imagine it filled up with Valentine goodies:) Thank you for all your prayers and sweet words on my blog, its always so nice to know people care:)Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Jody said...

That turned out so sweet Nancy...and just in time for the holiday!

Lynn said...

What a beautiful basket, Nancy. Your work is so pretty.

Steve said...

Nancy,
There is a traditional French willow cheese tray called a "coeur a fromage" which is a heart shape. I made a post about this basket with a photo of one Katherine made on our blog on Valentine's Day last year. http://willowbasketmaker.com/2009/02/14/happy-valentines-day/

steffany said...

This is very pretty and impressive. Thanks for sharing.

Southern Fried Gal said...

Beautiful and sweet!

Heather@ theherberfamily.blogspot.com said...

How cool! I've always wanted to try my hand at basket weaving.

Thanks for linking up with Talented Tuesday at My Frugal Family!

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

so sweet! love it!

fawnda said...

Very very cool! I love the heart shape!


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