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, May 30, 2010

Geting Ready for Memorial Day with a Hamburger Bun Basket

Hi Friends,
This is a basket that I designed to hold a package of hamburger or hotdog buns. 
I chose this basket to show you today because if you are like us, you have plans to be outside cooking on the grill having hotdogs, hamburgers, potato salad, three bean salad, fruit and chocolate cake.  Any of you having something similar? 
The base is started as usual but then an additional "X" is woven into the base.  It is then twined for 7 rows around the bottom of the basket.  What this does is it makes the corners curved rather than sharp 90 degree angles so the package of buns fit in here perfectly.  The decorative "X's" on he outside of the basket in navy blue are short pieces of 1/4" flat reed inserted into the navy blue weavers after the basket is woven. 
I hope all of you have an enjoyable Memorial Day weekend.
Baskets of Blessings,


Juliana/A Hand Woven Life said...

I love it! And I'll be right over! :) Have a great Holiday weekend!

J.R. said...

This is such a great idea! Hmm..... I may just have to borrow your idea for myself! ;)

We just had my mom over for Memorial Day since hubby is working the holiday. We decided to have ribs this year, and they were oh so yummy!!

Have a great holiday, Nancy (and Julie)!!

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