I am hoping that Spring
is coming and soon! If I can say one word for Winter; it was cold! I
was in Florida and opened up my folks condo in January to record cold weather. When
I came home to Michigan the temperatures were still falling and the snow seemed to
continue to fall. I have heard some call this the never ending Winter! Well, I am hoping
the thermometer will continue to go one direction and that is up!
So lets think Spring with this
Issue. Start out weaving with my Easter
Eggs. Paint or use colored scrapbook paper; then cut splits and weave with cane
or reed. When finished use this beginner weaving exercise as name tags or place cards for
your table. These Eggs will also be great for greeting cards or a nice addition to your
My Seagrass Swirl is a round basket
which uses seagrass as the main weaving material. So often this material is only used as
rim filler, but use here to create this basket accented by dyed round reed in triple weave
and then accent once the basket is woven. A bean pot handle is lashed into place for
My Carrot Carrier is a great exercise
in round reed shaping. Have fun with this one. Weave in natural and then toss in the dye
pot when finished. Add greens to complete the look. A great springtime carrier.
Jennifer Rhodes is the owner of BasketWeavingSupplies.com Her baskets are also featured in this Issue. The Pink Pot of Hope was designed for
one of Jenns customers who wanted to weave something to thank all the people who
supported her when she was diagnosed and treated for breast cancer. This honey
pot shape is a great exercise in weaving with lots of pink, plus the addition
of the pink ribbons on the outside.
Jenns SUV is great to tote
back and forth from your car or SUV. A wooden base starts this handy tote out. Dyed round
reed accents with braided seagrass make this sturdy tote different. A 12 handle
lashed into place makes this one easy to carry.
Bowl is also by Jennifer Rhodes. This is a beautiful bowl made on a plastic bowl
for a mold-can be woven without the mold. This one is truly beautiful to look at in the
inside and on the outside. Start out with a 5 round grooved wooden base and weave
with 7mm dyed, 3mm, #1 and #3 dyed round reed.
Jordans Easter Basket by
Jennifer Rhodes is an adorable colorful basket for that special child in your life. This
basket is a great project for a beginner weaver with lots of dyed reed. Look for this
pattern available by visiting my website www.justpatterns.com
I wish you the warmth that Spring
should bring. Hope you enjoy the seasons changing too!
inspired...this year!!Happy Spring!