Friday, September 14, 2012

Basket beginnings

Reeds have to be soaked, then you determine which side is rough and which side is smooth…take the 7 reeds that will be the base and lightly mark where the middle is.

Hello, class!


We did a bit of weaving, pushing to get the reeds in place; clipping end of reeds together to make them behave and STAY.

And wound up with these in 2 hours:


I thought we should have at least left our corner reeds clipped together to keep them from splaying out, but the instructor said they were fine.  Next class we will finish them and have a napkin basket.  Maybe.

Joan and I had fun and enjoyed our fellow weavers and laughed a lot.  We always do.

More of that fun and laughing today and all weekend as a whole bunch of us gals head to our BSP state convention.  Stay tuned for details!

MM and Dan will be “batching” and bonding here in Mayberry all weekend.  If you hear any nasty rumors about their misbehavior, don’t believe them!

Have a great weekend, y’all.  Beta gals sure will!!!


Barb and TheDailyGs said...

Being an over-collector of Longaberger, I would love that class! But I already have a napkin basket! Plus about 300 others. Yikes! Make that former over-collector as I haven't bought a single thing Longaberger in 10 years or more. Phew.

Can't wait to see your project D fer Done!

Sounds like you will certainly enjoy the day! Ima try! big hugs xoxo

Sandee said...

I'm not very crafty at all. I just never got into it. Like I said we stuffed bears on the Carnival Glory and that's about the size of it for me. Can't wait to see the finished project. Glad you had fun, but I had no doubts about that.

Have a terrific day and weekend honey. Big hugs. :)

Jean(ie) said...

How fun! I've been eyeing the African baskets that the ladies from the Farmer's market carry. so beautiful. I want to learn how to make them.

Basket making is definitely an art. And y'alls are going to look great. Share when you're done!

ivana said...

Cara Sandy!
You can it can everything: you are a WW an Dick a MM!

Have fun!


Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

oh i LOVE those!

smiles, bee