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,
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Sunday, August 29, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and my Think Pink Raffle is getting ready to go into full swing. If there are any of you wanting to donate prizes, please get them to me ASAP. I'll send you my mailing address privately. You may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Starting in September the raffle will begin. You can read more about the raffle HERE.
Remember all money raised will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the cure against breast cancer. Thank you to everyone who has contributed and helping to make this a success.
Blessings to you all,
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
How has your summer been? It has been very busy around the Jacobs' household the past three months and I must confess, I am glad school has started this past week. Over the summer we took a trip to Kansas to visit my family. My mother celebrated her 80th birthday in June. We also celebrated the birthday's of all my kids and all three are now teenagers! Mike and I had our 22nd wedding anniversary, I had my birthday and we had many visitors staying with us. Mike and Tim were also fortunate to get to attend the National Scout Jamboree near Washington DC. This was the 100 year of Boy Scouts. It has been one thing after another here and I'm ready for a slow season before the holidays.
Something else that has been cool is the remaking of the movie "Fright Night" here. For the past two weeks they have been filming in my neighborhood. One of the girls' friends even got to be an extra. I must confess, I'm not familiar with the actors/actresses in the movie, but still it has been exciting to see all that has been involved in a real movie production just a few blocks from my house. They film from 7 PM to 5 AM. They want the night time setting, but boy they sure use a lot of lights. One thing is for sure, there is an immense amount of set up and prep work and only a little amount of "action". You can only imagine all the set up of lights, props, filters cranes and other things and even a rain machine. I hope the movie is a success with good ratings. Below is a bit from the Associated Press about the movie.
RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) - A remake of the 1985 horror and comedy film "Fright Night" has begun filming in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho.I wish I could say that I've been weaving. I could give you a hundred excuses such as it's been too hot, or company or this or that, but I haven't woven since June. I had every intention of doing some more YouTube videos this summer but that didn't happen either. Hopefully this fall will give me a boost in creativity.
Work will continue through October. State officials say the DreamWorks production is expected to employ about 175 New Mexico residents as cast and crew.
Gov. Bill Richardson says New Mexico's film industry has shown it is versatile enough to handle any kind of production or genre - including vampire films.
"Fright Night" is the story of a teenage boy who is convinced his neighbor is a vampire.
The remake stars Colin Farrell, Toni Collette, Anton Yelchin, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. It will be directed by Craig Gillespie and produced by Michael De Luca and Alison R. Rosenzweig.
My garden is looking good and we are enjoying the fruits of my labor. There is nothing better than home grown tomatoes and roasted veges like zucchini and eggplant.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Did you know that the first use of 'twining' was probably to hold twigs and sticks together to construct shelter walls?
Sunday, August 8, 2010
This is my old kitchen utensil basket. Since this picture was taken I have since cut it off it's wooden base. It received so much use that it finally got holes poked in the reed from the utensil handles! The cross stitch design and the lashing on the rim are made from space dyed reed.
Remember, baskets can last many, many years with care, but when you use one as roughly as I used this, there are times to say good-bye to them. If you have a wooden base such as on this basket, or a wooden handle, cut the reed off the base or the handle and many times the wooden parts can be used again. It is those wooden parts that are expensive and they can be used on another basket.
Baskets of Blessings,
Wednesday, August 4, 2010