One of my favorite books for planning a market basket project is The Weekend Crafter by BJ Crawford. This book outlines basic tools, materials, weaving techniques, plus projects for getting started in basketry. It's a perfect reference for those starting out in basketry. The past several years I've scouted out a number of these books for my personal library and to share at basketry classes.
My favorite section in the book is the "Designing Your Own Market Basket" section, which helps you to plan out your project based on various handle sizes. It lists width, length, number of stakes, size of reed, length of weavers and more, so that you have a spring board for using your own colors and design elements to make a truly unique basket.
If you're new to weaving, check out The Weekend Crafter-Basketry book from your local library or look for a copy at your favorite online book seller.
Attic Treasures Basketry is devoted to keeping the basketry tradition alive through participation in living history events, class offerings, and community service in southern Wisconsin. We also offer quality handcrafted baskets through our Etsy Shop.
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