Basket Weaving Bonanza!


Last year, I stumbled into a new hobby that I really just love!  Basket weaving!  I got a little kit and made a super cute little basket and I was hooked.

Now, basket weaving is still weaving and well, it was an easy rabbit hole to fall down into.  And then it didn’t help when I saw an ad on Craigslist for a BUNCH of supplies for $40.

$40?  Honestly?  I had spent $15 for the one little kit!  I had to act fast.  And I did.  And pretty soon after I was driving to Angola, Indiana to pick up a HUGE lot of stuff…  boxes, baskets, materials, patterns, bits and pieces, tools and just a ton of materials!  It was the stash of a lady that had passed and was sold at auction to another lady, whom thought she was going to make a lot of baskets but her life got too busy.  And here it was, all for me.

Good thing we have a truck!  It was that much stuff!


The girls helped me to sort it all out.

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It was about five boxes and a couple big bags of things…  just everything and anything.  It was easily hundreds of dollars of materials and patterns and tools.  Just so much stuff.

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Well, I sorted and found a few things that were not in good shape.  Those things went away.  Mostly a few started baskets that had gotten dried out and broke, so it was not too hard to find them a new home in the wood stove.  Still, the majority was wonderful, so I condensed and sorted it and managed to get it all down into two HUGE moving boxes, packed tightly and ready for my basket weaving career to begin.

Probably sometime this summer!   I’ve made a few more kit baskets and love it.  I’ve always admired baskets and my goal is to make baskets that incorporate natural items from the farm and from my looms and spinning wheels!   So beautiful.

At least I am all tooled up and ready for just $40!   How can you beat that???

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the banjo player for Deepwater Bluegrass, and the editor of 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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