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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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Friday, September 17, 2010

Basket Weaving Festival This Weekend - Part 2

Hi Friends,
Today I have more pictures to show you from Lichtenfels, Germany at their basket weaving festival.
Their woven variation of a Bavarian pretzel.

These are woven lamps.  Very cool.

The organ grinder's hat is woven!

Let me try and describe some of the setting here with what you can't see in the pictures.  I tell you, in Germany, they can turn everything into a party and this is one of those instances.  It is like a huge party down their main street.  The band is playing, loud.  Think polka band here.  The beer is flowing, some people are dancing, and the chatter among people is contagious.  There is a huge tent in the middle of the street where you can get not only your German beer, but pretzels, shcnitzel (a fried pork patty covered in sauce), wurst (sausages) and the most amazing pastries you've ever eaten over by the kaffee (coffee) shop.  There is even a young man and women in the city that they crown the king and queen  of the festival!

More to come!


branch manager said...

More great pics Nancy. Thanks for the on going tour!

daylily (Queenmothermamaw) said...

What an amazing tour. I cannot believe some of the items I saw that are woven. I am always amazed to hear what different customs each culture has. My teacher is at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington Kentucky with her baskets. Loved it.

Granny Sue said...

Nice blog! I missed your visit to my blog to see the lavender wand process. Did you try it? Your baskets are beautiful and these photos from Germany are amazing. I'm a basket addict--wove a few when I was younger, and use baskets all over my house.

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