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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Friday, February 20, 2009

How to Weave A Basket - My Second YouTube Video--Reed

Today's video I talk a little about reed. It is the background I like to teach before actually beginning weaving. This video runs about 4 minutes. Also, I'm not looking down my nose at anyone in the video, it is just that I wear bifocals. There is a point in the video where I bring the reed close to my face and I have to look at it through the lower part of my glasses to see it. It looks like I've turned up my nose! I'll watch that in the future, I promise.

I may need some help here with those of you who have done video before. For some reason, the sound and the video are off a bit. Kind of annoying to me. If any of you have done videos and up-loaded them onto YouTube, I would be grateful for some tips. Also, I see some blogs where the YouTube screen is directly here on the blog rather than this blogger screen you see above in my video. I'm wondering how you do that as well. As long as I'm asking questions, how do people put so many photos up on one blog post? How do some of you do photo collages? Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for any and all tips.

Blessings and Happy Weaving,



fossils fotos said...

Hey Nancy -

I know some people use flickr to create a mosaic of photos and then post that mosaic as one image on their blog. I can't answer the other questions as I'm still having serious size issues with my photos on my blog. Hence the reason there are no photos on it still. UGH!

magnoliasntea said...

I think you did a really good job on the video! It's a great introductory lesson in basketry. Very good, indeed. I can tell you're going to make some great basketmaking videos.

The only thing I think would make it a tad better is if the light from outside was in front of you, not behind you in the video. I wish I could help more with tips, but I've never uploaded a video on the web. Hope everyone will speak up and help you out. G

Unknown said...

Hi Nancy,
I just watched your video. Good for you. I have been wanting to do one but for some reason I am scared to death to do it on camera. I have taught several classes but never behind the camera. I see what you mean about the sincronizing of the sound and your spoken words, but I don't have any answers for you. I do know that if you are using a webcam that there are setting that will give you a 2-3 second delay so maybe you can check that. Just a suggestion.
Great video

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