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.

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

What I'm Weaving - A Woven Scrap Fabric Rug

Dear Friends,
I thought you might enjoy seeing my current project.  It is a woven rug!  Or it could be a wall hanging.  It is created on a loom using cotton string and 2 1/2" strips of fabric.  See my basket full of strips at my feet.  The rug is approx. 2' x 3'.  It's a fun way to use up scraps of fabric and it was an easy technique for me to learn.  It's twining!  The same twining like we weave our baskets! 

Our local quilt shop was having a class on learning how to weave these rugs and I was ready to learn something. new.  Only confession here, this is taking a long time, much longer than to weave a basket and I tend to like quick projects.  Therefore, I've had a tendency to start and stop this project many times and set it aside for days until I pick it up again.  The nice thing is that I CAN easily stop the project wherever or whenever I need to and pick it right back up again.  I'm on a mission right now to get it finished.

Hope you enjoyed,
Love and Blessings,
ps.  Emily had her tonsils out.  Dr. said when they came out they were even bigger than he thought, and they were full of bacteria.  Right now she is on heparin therapy with the thought that this things the cell walls so that her own immune system can kill those little lyme bugs.  Overall though, I feel most days are pretty good right now for her.  Thank you Jesus. 

Emily has also put herself on the Paleo diet which is eating no processed foods as well as gluten free and dairy free.  She's doing this with the belief that it will help her feel better.  She has been on it for the last couple months with the exception on when she had her tonsils out.  She went off of it then.  I'm proud of her for sticking with it and anything that helps her feel better I'm all for.  Plus we can all use fewer processed foods in our diets!

Thanks again so much for your prayers.  They are truly uplifting and appreciated.  God is Great!!! 


Rockintnc said...

Nancy, so nice to see what you're working on.
And so glad to see an update on Emily! Glad she's having "good" days.

Happy weaving!

Sena said...

Dear Nancy,
I just watched your youtube video series for the rectangle basket. You are such a great teacher and I am so excited about starting a project myself. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful gift! What a blessing to us all! Looking forward to diving into your blog to continue learning!
May God bless you and your family.
Kind Regards,

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