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, February 21, 2010

Share a basket Sunday - Bread Basket

I dug up this old photo of a basket I wove ages ago. In fact, it was one of the first 20 baskets I ever wove before I knew how to lash a rim on properly. I painted on the little flowers and leaves on the 1" strip of reed and on the handles.
What I want to point out is look closely at the handles. They are reed that has been overlapped on itself. They are actually the ends of the long horizontal stakes in this basket.
If you ever need a handle and don't have wooden ones handy, using reed like this makes for a quick and easy substitution especially if you are using the basket that won't contain anything too heavy such as a loaf of bread.
Have a blessed Sunday,
p.s. Emily went ice skating again last night after church! That is three times this week. She is still asleep and I won't wake her but I'm anxious to see how she is feeling today. The doctors say that exercise is good for fibromyalgia. I'll take that little girl ice skating every day if it helps.


J.R. said...

I think your basket was beautiful! And I am SUPER glad that Emily seems to be improving!!!

Paula said...

Glad to hear that Emily has been feeling a bit better!

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