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Thread: Have you ever made a basket?

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    Senior Member cmputerdazed's Avatar
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    I did a post on my blog about a quilt and basket making artist. She will be teaching two basket making classes at our festival this year. When I was putting up all the basket pictures I thought it was something I had never tried maybe I should try it before I get any older. What do you think.

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    sounds like fun to me

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    I have always wanted to try making a basket, it looks like fun. I think you should go for it.

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    I've made baskets. They are fun and just like quilts a very useful and decorative product.

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    I have made baskets from several things. It can be a lot of fun. It's another good way to let your creativity grow! :thumbup: :D

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    go for it!hhave fun pab

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    I have but not with fabric.

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    My husband actually wants to take a basketweaving class with me. He thinks its a craft he could get into - and it's finally a hobby we could do together. I'm game! I did it in girl scouts when I was younger, and it was fun then! Listen, as we age - we should open ourselves up to new educational experiences. Who knows, you might get really into it, and then it's just something else you can really enjoy as a craft. So go ahead, try it out and have fun!

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    Yes I could have another thing that I need to buy supplies for. You all are good enablers.

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    Yes, I have made some baskets, fun fun

    Quote Originally Posted by cmputerdazed
    Yes I could have another thing that I need to buy supplies for. You all are good enablers.

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    I took a class many years ago. It is fun but also an expensive hobby

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    Only if I can do it underwater! (sorry, couldn't resist) :)

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    That was another one of my addictions. I have plastic tubs full of supplies and books. At Christmas time I usually make a couple for gifts. I ordered my supplies from Royalwood in Mansfield OH. If you order $50. worth of supplies. which isn't hard to do, you can get wholesale prices.

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    Go for it!
    I have taken traditional basket weaving classes and used those skills to make lots of stuff. Also, and this is better in my opinion, to repair wicker furniture. I have salvaged numerous items that were bound for the trash, repaired, used, gifted, sold and thorougly enjoyed!
    Basket weaving can be expensive or not depending on how creative you are in seeing non traditional supplies lying around. Fabric baskets are super and a great way to use up bit and pieces.
    Enjoy enjoy!!

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