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.

Happy Weaving and Baskets of Blessings to all my visitors,

Nancy

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

How to Use a Basket Buckle

Hi Friends,
I wove the basket above and included this sweet snowman basket buckle.  The basket buckle is ceramic and has two holes that the damp reed slides through.

In my e-mail yesterday I got a sale ad from BasketWeavingSupplies.com.  In the ad was this super cute basket for Halloween with a bat basket buckle.  It's called "Bucket of Treats".


BasketWeavingSupplies.com is selling this as a kit for $26.95 and it includes the bat as well as the black leather handles.  Take a look at the double spokes above the orange where they have layered the black.  This is just a fun basket to weave.

Let me give you a tip here should you get the kit or make one on your own.  When working with dark colors, and you can't get any darker than black, be sure to run that reed through an old towel.  Also take a close look at it.  The black reed is not bent, you know like upsetting the spokes.  Since it is not bent, there is no need to really soak it, just get the black reed lightly damp and you will be fine!

Have fun friends.  Many basket weaving places sell basket buckles which make a fun element on any basket.  Be inspired!

Baskets of Blessings,
Nancy

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