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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Notepad Basket for a Teacher Appreciation Gift

I made a cute basket to hold a shopping list or notes. Actually I've made a number of these little baskts.  They take about 50 minutes to weave. I used 5/8" flat for the side stakes and I used 1/2" flat for the front and back stakes. The weavers were 3/8" flat and 1/4" flat. The spiral was 11/64" flat/oval and the round reed was #2.  The hanger on the back is made from #2 round reed that has been coiled into a circle.

This basket makes a perfect teacher appreiation gift.
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J.R. said...

This is so funny! I decided to check my email and blogs before beginning my next basket, and lo and behold, this is the basket I was going to start on! I got the pattern from, and I've found that these notepad baskets are always a big hit at arts and crafts fairs. I never thought about giving them as teacher appreciation gifts, but yes, they would be perfect!

Kaysi said...

That is super cute!!

Cheryl said...

The pen holder part is so neat looking. Thanks for linking up to Craftastic Monday!

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

I have not tried basket weaving, but enjoy doing rush seats and caning. These are great! Thanks for sharing and see you next week! Rory

Jill from Women Who Do It All said...

What a sweet teacher gift, I'm sure it will be much appriciated!

Anonymous said...

Where can I find the pattern for the notepad basket?

Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster said...

I have not posted my pattern for the notepad basket. I have a few changes I want to make and will then make it available. Check back soon.

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