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,


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Saturday, April 2, 2022

My Introduction Video

 Hi Friends, 

My so much has changed over the years.  I made this very first video back in 2009.  I'm trying to revitalize this blog a bit so I'm going to reintroduce you to the videos.  Yes, I know they are not the best quality.  I was learning back then.  But please enjoy this blast from the past.

Make it a great day everyone!


Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Weave a basket for Easter


With Easter just around the corner, keep your eyes open for some small bunnies.  This is a blast from the past that I wove for my kitchen counter.  I had found this bunny, probably at Hobby Lobby or Michaels and then used a small bit of wire to attach it to the basket.  You could take off the bunny after Easter and replace it with other embellishments for other holidays.

Slanted baskets are fun to make.  Just don't weave the full way around the basket.  One tip, the best size of weavers to use are 1/4" or smaller.  The smaller the weaver, the more gradual the slant.  You can see in my basket that there is a gap between the weavers and the rim.  The smaller the weaver, the smaller the gap.

I hope you are all getting ready for Easter and enjoying the season.

Make it a great day everyone!


Sunday, March 6, 2022

Square Napkin Basket

This is my favorite square basket measuring 7" x 7" x 4".  It is a napkin basket made using 1/2" reed for the stakes and 3/8" flat reed for the natural weavers and 11/64" flat reed in brown for the chain link design and the lashing.  The rim uses 1/2" flat oval dyed brown.  Seagrass is used for the filler along the rim.

Here is a list of the supplies needed for the above basket.  To help you out, I will link where to find these items on Amazon.    By purchasing through the Amazon links I earn a small commission at no cost to you.
I hope this brings you a bit of weaving inspiration!

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Basket Weaving Update and Mini Market Basket

Dear Friends,

My how the time has passed.  Let me fill you in on the changes that have occurred.

  • We are living in Michigan
  • We are in good health!
  • Mike and I are owners of Apple Spice which is a box lunch and catering business
  • Our two oldest, the girls, are both married
  • We are new grandparents of twins
  • One of the twins has a cleft lip and palate
  • Our son is engaged
  • I play the handbells at our church
  • Mike and I are starting an internet venture Living Phase 2
  • I continue to run and operate Embroidery It and the Embroidery It Etsy shop
  • Our days are full
  • Most importantly, God is good - always

I'm in the process of regenerating some of the content here as although the years have passed, I continue to get questions regarding basket weaving emailed to me.  Through the years things have naturally changed.  Links I've given in the past no longer work.  Businesses I've referred to are sadly no longer around.  So I'm going through the content I've produced and am updating the information to make it current.

The above photo is a mini market basket.  Although I don't have patterns available for all my basket photos, by following my YouTube videos, or following the free patterns I have on this website - see the home page - you will be able to recreate this basket.

Here is a list of the supplies needed for the above basket.  To help you out, I will link where to find these items on Amazon.  Everything except the handle can be found on Amazon.  By purchasing through the Amazon links I earn a small commission at no cost to you.
The basket dimensions are 4" wide x 6" long x 3" high not including handle height.

So, please friends, enjoy this revamped Basketmaster Weavings with some new photos thrown in and Happy Weaving to you all!

Make it a great day,


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

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