Basket Weaving Series: Day 1

I am excited about my new blog series on basket weaving.

I recently had the pleasure of attending a convention with the Texas Basket Weavers Association. I always look forward to an annual convention. It is the ultimate experience for a weaver to gather with fellow basket lovers who have a common interest. We spend four intense days weaving our hearts away.

On Thursday, I took a class from Candace Kats. I choose this class for several reasons: my love for curly qs and the color of the basket.

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The handy dandy green gizmo under the base of the basket was in our goodie bag. I would especially like to thank the person who took the time to create this guide for us. It was a tremendous help in keeping our spokes equally dispersed.

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The pot belly of the basket is taking shape.

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I love the colors of this basket. The top section is defined and sandwiched in between several rows woven with natural round reed.

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Finally to work on the rim. Candace shared her easy technique of using two lashing tools to make things easier.

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My favorite part! Adding the cute little curly qs. It was easier than I anticipated.

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I think the finished product is darling. I adore tie ons and this one was purchased at Bittersweet Baskets and Supply

It may not be the perfect scale but I love it anyway.

Join me on my next blog post for day two.

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