Weaving a Basket with Crochet Thread Tutorial - How to weave a basket using painted crochet thread and covered wire.
This tutorial came about when I was asked about the thread I used when I made the watering can. It's crochet thread, Coats & Clark, Classic. The miniaturist wanted to weave baskets with it. I suggested using waxed linen, 2 ply. The wicker furniture makers use waxed linen, 3 ply. I purchased some 2 ply months ago wanting to weave baskets but never got around to it. The miniaturist said she couldn't get the 2 ply so I thought I could do the same thing with painted crochet thread. This is the…
4 steps to a perfect basket (or what the heck is a turn back?)
Turn backs, packing, filling, three different terms for the same technique. A way to even out the corners in a rib constructed basket so a straight line of weave is achieved. In the next three photos we're going to dissect the OVAL MELON BASKET into four easy steps. What you've got: In the above photo all three
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DIY Backpack with FREE tutorial Videos
The Large Adirondack Backpack was on my weaving bucket list for YEARS. It was one of those I'd LOVE to do this but I knew I couldn't get it right. That was until I ran into Janet Greenhoe on a basket tour. Janet told me, "Jill, if you will take me salmon fishing, I will show you the way of backpacks". Well, since
Easy DIY Basket Liner
As promised, here is my easy DIY Basket Liner. I can make my in less than 30 minutes! Here are the instructions with more descriptive photos below. Please let me know if you have any questions! Chances are if you do, so does someone else! I buy all my fabrics from Home Fabrics. They have a clearance area where you can get beautiful fabric for under $4 a yard! If you don't have one near you, I also found this on pinterest. 30 Great Places to Buy Fabric Online. I've also considered selling my…
Vintage Pastry Blender Basket | Etsy
The frame of this adorable little basket is made from a vintage pastry blender. I love repurposing items and making baskets and this is the perfect combination! Basket measures 7"x4"x5 3/4" tall. The pastry blender brand is Androck, made in the USA. I used round and flat reed along with dyed sea grass to add a little color. Two wooden beads were used as feet for stability. This basket is so cute on its own and could also be used for practical purposes. Great for a collector of vintage…
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