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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Weaving Day

Here are some pictures of our basket weaving group.  
This meeting was actually earlier this year.
On the left: My sister, Marianne (brown hair) Cheryl, (white shirt) who taught us how to weave.  
On the right: My mother-in-law, Geri (sitting) Kathy in pink shirt.  
Missing from photo, Mel and Lori (my sis-in-law)
We meet on the first Friday of every month at my mother-in-law's house.  For the most part, we all work on the same basket.  We have to order our supplies online since there is not a supplier here.
This basket has a wooden base as opposed to a woven base.  
Twining has been done and it's time to 'upset' the spokes.
The baskets we are working on here are quite large and take up a lot of space!
Rows of reed are being woven in row by row to create the walls of the basket.
Rows are done and the rim is prepped for lashing.
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To see more baskets that I've made click here!

14 comments:

dotti white said...

Wow, Mel, those are awesome baskets. I LOVE baskets....I am always collecting them. It would be so much fun to make them. You did a beautiful job! Keep up the great work!

Robyn said...

Yeah, Wow mel, these are awesome!!
Thsi is one of those things I'd love to know how to do....maybe one day, but love looking....it's very fascinating!
Is it hard to do??

Micki said...

The baskets are beautiful! I have collected a few!
Micki

belinda said...

OH WOW....I'm sooo impressed!!!!

Carla said...

Wow Mel! Those are beautiful baskets!

Sherri said...

I love the baskets...thanks so much for sharing those pictures...it was absolutely fascinating!

Dawn said...

Your baskets are awesome!! I'm impressed too!

Carrie P. said...

wow,what a great group to be a part of. The baskets are beautiful.

Eileen said...

This looks like so much fun.. I've always wanted to try it!

Candace said...

I love baskets, Mel, and have always wanted to learn how to weave them! You are so multui-talented and giving me the inspiration to take that class!
Cheers!

onlymehere said...

Do you change the mystery block into English to read it? I clicked on it and I can't read it but I love her work. Any information you can give me will be appreciated. Thanks. Cindy

Trisha said...

I had a friend in college that showed me how to weave baskets. I made one and gave it to my mom for Mother's Day that year. I was surprised how fun and not complicated it was.

Yours are just beautiful!!

Stitching said...

Nice baskets! What are you going to use them for? What are their size? Laurel

Stitching said...

Hi Mel, I have been weaving for 25 plus years. Here is a link to the Easter Baskets we did last summer. http://lovestostitch.blogspot.com/search/label/Easter%20baskets