Learning to Basket Weave…


As you might know, I’m a weaver.  I love to weave on my big floor loom and smaller inkle looms.  My daughter started a company to make tools and looms.  We raise our own sheep for fiber for fiber arts.  So, yes, we’re quite invested in our weaving arts here at our little homestead.

However, there has been one form of weaving that I’ve never really given a try to!  Basket weaving!  So I purchased a kit from Amazon to give it a try.  I thought that is the best way to give it a whirl, see if I like it and not spend too much money on tools and supplies.  IMG_2893

I picked a melon or egg basket from various simple kits from a fine company called Commonwealth Basket Mfg. Inc.  It came with everything that I needed.  And the instructions are very easy and perfect for a beginning weaver.  The steps were simple and in a hour or so, I had a beautiful little basket!  I am hooked!  Here are some of the steps that I took pictures of…  In the end, I really recommend giving this a try!  The kit was like $15 and it was very well organized with plenty of materials so you can make a mistake or two!


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the banjo player for Deepwater Bluegrass, and the editor of BuckeyeBluegrass.com as well as the main graphic designer of the Westvon Publishing empire. She is a renaissance woman of many talents and has two lovely daughters and a rehab mobile home homestead to raise.

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