Basket Weaving For Beginners and related information of interest to families
with kids and beginning basketmakers, with
some fun stuff along the way. Find the answer to the question: "How do I learn how to
make a basket?" Find resources for kits and supplies to make simple entry
Anatomy Of A Basket Handle
The parts of a Bonnet Handle, with illustrated basic vocabulary. Drawn from an
article authored by Susi Nuss. The article first appeared in the June 1988 issue
of The News Basket, published by Shereen LaPlantz.
Basket Base Table Mat
An old pattern that first appeared in George Wharton James' classic book from the
early 1900's, Practical Basket Making. It can be used by itself or the technique can be
used to make a round basket base for many other round work basketry styles. One of the
antique basketweaving patterns in the BasketMakers Vintage Files.
The Basket Book
by Lyn Siler
A good choice for the beginning basketmaker. Terminology, instructions,
materials, techniques and helpful hints for making 32 different functional,
decorative baskets. Over 600 illustrations. Paperback.
Basket Construction Methods
Most basket construction methods are a variation or elaboration of four basic methods -
coiling, twining, weaving and plaiting.
Basketry Fun Games Puzzles And More
Just for fun. Free online games like tic-tac-toe, jigsaw puzzles, word search puzzles,
printable coloring pages and more, all with a basket weaving theme.
BasketweavingKits for Children and Beginners
S&S Worldwide offers a wide selection of beginning basket weaving kits such as
round reed trays, plastic weaving bowls, group quantity kits and other basic
weaving instructional crafts like looper pot holders, paper basket weaving
forms, raffia and other weaving project supplies for children and others just
starting to learn basketry. These kits are also useful in therapy,
rehabilitation, summer camp, day care, school and any other environment where
arts and crafts workshops or classes are taught.
Beginner Basketry Skills
Teach groups of young children, scouts, crafters at summer camp or other
beginners basketweaving concepts and skills with this
Roylco Weaving Baskets Class Pack from Dick Blick. Weave bright, rainbow
patterned paper strips to make unique baskets. Pre-cut paper and an idea
guide is included. 12 baskets per pack in 6 bright colors.
Basketry Classroom Pack
Teachers and instructors of beginning coiled basketmaking classes can
purchase all that they need to teach beginners the craft of coiled
basketry from Dick Blick. This kit includes enough material to make over
30 coiled baskets, each 4" high with a 5" top diameter. Trays, coasters,
and decorations can also be made from this pack.
Choose from 1800 yards
(48 oz) of assorted yarn in a variety of textures, and over 20 colors
including popular earth tones. The kit also includes 360 ft (about 110
meters) of ¼" diameter coiling core, 30 blunt large eye needles, and
easy-to-follow instructions complete with diagrams. Stock your summer
craft program today.
Halloween Printable Paper Nut Basket
Make this little printable paper basket and fill it up with candy corn or small gifts for
your Halloween party guests. Write each guest's name on the handle before assembling to
use the baskets as place cards.
How To Get
Started In Basketry
So you've decided to learn to make your first basket or build on basic skills, but don't
know where to begin. Here are a few suggestions to get you off to a good start.
A computer project from Making Friends involving the download of the patterns for a paper
basket decorated with flowers. They even offer a matching flowered hat pattern to
complete the outfit.
Kids and Beginners
Atkinson's Country House offers a variety of beginning basketry kits with materials and
instruction for completing simple Basket Weaving For Beginners projects.
Loom Kit & Loops
Use this simple loom to teach the concept of under and over basketweaving skills
as you make woven pot holders and other fun craft projects. Kit includes plastic loom, hook
and cotton terry loops, plus instructions.
Love To Weave Patterns
From Patricia Yunkes of Cooksburg, Pennsylvania. A selection of flat reed, round
reed and naturals basketry patterns, includes patterns suitable for children and
Basket Weaving For Beginners.
Newspapers, tempera paint, tape and glue are all you will need to make these
paper baskets out
of "newspaper reeds".
Potholder Loom & Cotton Loops How many of us remember weaving potholders on a loom like this?
Hearthsong has improved their longtime bestselling set by pairing the authentic metal loom with your choice of bright, colorful cotton loops in deep, rich, nonfading colors.
Sets include the loom, weaving hook, cotton loops and easy instructions. Each kit makes three potholders.
You may order extra loops to create lots more potholders; they make outstanding gifts. Colors may vary.
This is an excellent way for ages 6 to adult to learn the basic
under one, over over plain basket weave stroke or simple twill
Completed Potholder approx. 6" square.
An environmental education project developed by the Department of Teaching and Learning
Technologies at the University of Nevada, Reno designed to help students understand Native
Split Willow Stick Deer
Tara Prindle of Native Tech offers how-to instructions for a toy resembling the split
willow deer figure from the Cowboy Cave site in Utah.
by Robin Taylor Daugherty
Updated edition of this book gives detailed, step-by-step instructions on making ribbed,
spoked and plaited baskets using gathered or purchased materials. Paperback.
Free project sheet from Floral Home for a teachers gift basket decorated with a dried
apple slice and a bow and filled with an assortment of gift items. Suitable for you
to assist your child to make for their teacher.
Time To Weave : Simply Elegant Projects to Make in Almost No Time by Jane Patrick
This beginner's guide to non-loom weaving teaches techniques such as
plaiting, braiding, stringing and knotting using everyday materials such
as copper tape, plastic sheeting, paper, yarn and natural materials to
make baskets, mats and other decorative accessories. (Paperback)
Toy Cattail Dolls
Instructions for making toy dolls of cattails by Tara Prindle of Native Tech.
How-to instructions by Tara Prindle of Native Tech for making floating toy ducks of cattails.
or Treat Basket Free basket pattern that shows you step-by-step instructions on
how to weave a Halloween basket from a paper
grocery bag. This could be adapted to other seasons by using different colors of
paper twist making a great project for kids.
Wild Pony Baskets Beginners basket kits made of colored rolled paper. Easy starter
projects with complete instructions and all needed supplies. Online ordering
from the secure online store or choose phone, fax or mail ordering.