Basket Weaving 101
- Does anyone know a good place to buy cheap reed??
Where I'm from I can only buy it for $9.00 a pound. If
you could respond with places online that you've
purchaed from it woiuld be appreciated<br><br>thanks :~)
- North Carolina Basket Works has the best prices
on a sliding scale of any wholesaler/retailer. For
Handles/Reed. <br><br>1-800-338-4972 They will send you a free
catalog<br><br>46 pages. Prices range from 6.25/lb. to 5.75/lb.
<br><br>Monthly sales take the prices down to 4.75/lb.
<br><br>The reed is excellent. Tell Suzanne that Mitchell
Webster, from Heritage Basket Studio, sent you.
- What types of baskets do the weavers of this group like to weave??<br><br>I weave traditional baskets, ribbed mostly. <br><br>I have baskets in 5 art galleries.
- I've been making baskets for about 2 years, all
kinds. I mostly use them for gift, but lately they seem
to be my favorite decoration in my house. I like
natural colored reed the best, but i've been
experimenting with dying from different types of nuts to give a
richer color. I'm looking for a pattern that makes a
silverwear/napkin holder for when i go camping. Also, if anyone
knows of any good pattern books with a variety of
baskets, I have a hard time find them.
- I have lots of fresh weeping willow reed for sale
or trade. This is not a business, a tree fell on my
house last night!!! So this is just while the supply
lasts . . . Respond here or e-mail me at
- Hockey27 girl, <br><br>Please go to
www.ncbasketworks.com, I am sure you will not be disappointed with the
prices or the selection of weaving supplies.<br>They
offer a very nice silverware base/handle and also a
very nice napkin base, I have not made either but I
have seen them made already. <br>They have a printed
catalog, as well as a website and the prices are good, the
monthly sales are
- Hi guys, just joined the group. I have been
weaving oriental style baskets from round reed for 18
years. I also restore antique wicker furniture and have
a stained glass design studio. I live in a small
town in Texas so not many opportunities to learn
basketweaving, so I ordered a set of wonderful books written in
Japanese to learn my craft. The pictures were so precise
and well illustrated, it was easy to learn the
weaving techniques. I ordered the books from The Caning
Shop (www.caning.com/index.html) and I feel sure they
still carry some of them. I now teach classes and have
for over 14 years. I experiment with dyes, beads,
ceramic pieces woven in and seashells, but my bread and
butter is my glass work. I am tickled to have found
other weavers! Warm regards.......Nan