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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Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
I've been waiting until this week to share these pictures with you. It is time to get ready for the Basket Weaving Festival at Lichtenfels, Germany. It is known as the Korbmarkt. Korb = Basket and Markt = Market. It is held annually the third weekend in September. When we lived in Germany I was fortunate to get to go three different years. Lichtenfels was about a two hour drive from my home south of Munich.
Let me explain that in Germany, different cities or locations are known for developing and creating some of the beautiful things we see today. For instance, cookoo-clocks come from one main city in Germany where they people go to learn and perfect their craft. The same goes with making baskets. In Lichtenfels, there is a basket weaving school where those wanting to study and master the art of basket weaving go to learn.
So each year, students and professionals sell their wares at a street fair along their main street. I hope this week you will enjoy pictures that I've taken while we were there. I've pulled them out of my scrapbook album as I had taken these pictures before we had a digital camera. I hope you find inspiration through them.
Friday, September 10, 2010
(Nancy's comments are in parenthesis)
- You have patterns you bought 2 years ago that you've never made!
- You've bought the same pattern twice without realizing you already had it!
- You have more than one tape measure! (and you've snipped a tape measure while cutting stakes)
- You've snipped a "V" in the tip of your finger while cutting a stake! (I've done this! Yikes it hurt!)
- You have half finished baskets that you know you'll never finish but can't bear to throw out!
- You weave until you discover a problem and then go back and read the directions!
- Your basket supplies get the biggest closet in the house!
- Your shirts have dye splatters on them!
- You have so many patterns that you've alphabetized them!
- You've cut up at least one basket
- You hope your husband doesn't ask you how much you spent in class that night! (or online at the basket shop)
- And...You know you're addicted to baskets if every room in your house has a basket in it!
Thursday, September 2, 2010
One lucky winner is going to get an amazing “THINK PINK” prize package!
The prize package will include:
Pink Pot of Hope basket woven by me
Matching pink set of Stampin' Up supplies from CJ at Tea n' Stitches
Pink Sentsy warmer and fragrance from Naomi at Sentsy
Handwoven scarf from Bety at Deep End of the Loom
Lia Sophia "Pink Flamingo" necklace from Faith
A Beautiful Pink Ribbon Bible, Handmade Pink Journal and Crochet Tote Bag from Julie at A Handwoven Life---------------------------------------------------------
A second lucky winner will receive this beautiful Lia Sophia necklace and earing set also from my friend Faith. I just received this beautiful jewelry for the raffle this morning so I want to take a moment to thank my dear personal friend and fellow basket weaving buddy. Combined the jewelry is over a $95 value. Thank you so much Faith. You are truly special to me.
Please be generous. This is a cause very near and dear to my heart as I've lost a grandmother and an aunt to breast cancer and my mother and other women in my family are breast cancer survivors. This disease affects many of us.
I would also be very appreciative if you would let others know about my “THINK PINK” raffle. Please write a blog post about this charity event and link back here. How about letting your Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking friends know about this so they can share the news with their friends? The farther we can spread the word, the more money we can raise.
With all your help this can be a wonderful success.
Thank you and God bless.
Update - I just received Julie's donation of a beautiful Pink Ribbon Bible, Handmade Pink Journal and Crochet Tote Bag. Julie made the journal and tote bag herself and her work is amazing. What a beautiful addition to our prize package. Thank you so much Julie!!! Julie blogs over at A Handwoven Life and has a basket weaving website Deen Homestead Basketry.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
ps. Think Pink officially starts tomorrow!