Weaving Baskets on Small Looms

I love weaving baskets on small looms.

I have just released a new pattern that has step by step photos showing how to weave these gorgeous baskets, using the easiest little loom ever made, the weaving stick loom:

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This basket was woven with paper ribbon and embellished with buttons that I made from arbutus twigs and coconut shells.

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The heart shaped basket has a plywood heart base (the template for the heart  is included in the pattern).

Here, the heart basket is woven with art yarn:

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Workshop participants who were learning how to weave the baskets asked me:

What can we use these baskets for?

Anything that fits in them that you want to keep organized!  Beads, hair clips, packages of smallness, buttons, thread, bobbins, yarn….

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The large oval basket in the photo above was woven with strips of torn fabric, so it’s a great eco option.

The yo yo flowers that embellish it’s side are made from scraps of upcycled fabric. (The instructions on how to make the yo yo circles are also included in the pattern).

This basket is great for holding fruit or heaps of little green tomatoes while they ripen, or anything else your heart desires.

Because it’s made of cloth, if it gets soiled, it can just be rinsed clean.

 

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The green round basket is woven in the same way as the pink and blue one in the photo below, but I pulled up on the warp strands of the upper edges of the green one to curve it in.

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So you can see that a small change makes a huge difference in the look of the basket.

I did the same thing to curve the top edge of the black oval shaped basket that is woven in exactly the same way as the paper ribbon basket.

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The yarn that you use (combine several strands to get neat effects) and how you embellish the basket will guarantee that each basket that you make is totally unique.

The pattern can be ordered from: LINK

Another set of baskets that I designed has recently been released on the Lion Brand website.

I designed some rectangular baskets, embellished with dragonflies, for the Martha Stewart loom.

dragonfly basket designed by Noreen Crone-Findlay

There are 2 different sizes, and the pattern is free.  LINK

Happy weaving, and may your life have baskets full of joy!🙂

 

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6 responses to “Weaving Baskets on Small Looms

  1. Noreen, I love this – will have to give it a try. I have the stick loom, so….

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  2. Aleksa

    Oh! Oh! Oh! These are too beautiful for words! You are a genius!

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  3. Karen Cooper

    Do most of these patterns call for a hardwood base? I am no wood worker.

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  4. Hi Karen
    The heart base is the only one with a wooden base. It’s made from 1/4 inch plywood and the template is in the pattern.
    The patterns for the other baskets are all included in the pdf. They are woven.

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