I love baskets. I love weaving them and I love using them.
These soft baskets hold a lot of stuff, and fit great on shelves and into cube shelving.
When they are empty, they are easy to store, because they fold flat. You can fill a soft woven basket with other soft woven baskets until they are needed.
I designed a whole bunch of them for my new Potholder Loom Weaving book.
The baskets are a compendium of a slew of techniques (some of which I figured out for the book) that can also be used in all kinds of other ways- the sky’s the limit on the creative possibilities!
By the way, the baskets work great as market bags or project bags.
Here’s the video:
The Potholder Loom Weaving book is available now online for pre-ordering and will be available in stores and online worldwide in January of 2020.
Peg Looms and Weaving Sticks are great for weaving baskets.
Because I had already designed a collection of weaving stick baskets for my etsy shop (https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/111292892/pdf-pattern-for-all-kinds-of-baskets?ref=shop_home_active_4)
I wanted to do something completely different for the book.
I was really happy about figuring out how to weave squares on the peg loom and weaving sticks, so it was natural to weave baskets using squares.
I also thought that it made sense to make round baskets for the book, as well, so I came up with a very simple little round basket that I call the Blessing Bowls.
The size of the baskets is determined by the thickness of yarn, cord, t shirt yarn, string or what ever you decide to use, as well as the thickness of the weaving sticks or peg looms.
Baskets are such a useful thing, and they are so much fun to weave. I hope that you will enjoy weaving them on peg looms and weaving sticks!
The book can be ordered from your local bookstore, or from any of the usual online sellers or from the National Book Depository, (new to me!).
Here’s the link for it: