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Weave a basket BB
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Soaked willows for weaving
Soaked willows for weaving
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Starting 6” base
Starting 6” base
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Progress pic
Progress pic
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Final basket... a little crooked, but does the job
Final basket... a little crooked, but does the job
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I made this basket at the 2021 SKIP event WOOOHOOO! This is my first BB submission.

I used willow for the basket, although harvesting in the fall/winter would have been better.

You can see tools for scale in the in-progress photos.

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I have never attempted basketweaving before, so even though it came out pretty lumpy I'm proud of it!

I started with vines from a grapevine that has been taking over a bush outside my patio. I started by following this tutorial, but after a bit of trouble with the base it didn't take long for me to get the hang of it. I didn't feel confident in putting a handle on this one, but I might try that next time.
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The bush, and the grapevines trying really hard to take over my patio.
The bush, and the grapevines trying really hard to take over my patio.
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Cutting vines off the main plant.
Cutting vines off the main plant.
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The pile of vines I ended up to work with.
The pile of vines I ended up to work with.
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Trimming leaves and smaller branches off the vines.
Trimming leaves and smaller branches off the vines.
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Pile of trimmed canes ready to weave.
Pile of trimmed canes ready to weave.
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Starting with the base. This part took a bit of trial and error.
Starting with the base. This part took a bit of trial and error.
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Building up the sides.
Building up the sides.
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Building it up some more.
Building it up some more.
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Finishing off the top edge. It was easier than expected.
Finishing off the top edge. It was easier than expected.
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Completed basket. I don't have a ruler, so scissors for scale. I'd estimate about 6" high and roughly 8" in diameter.
Completed basket. I don't have a ruler, so scissors for scale. I'd estimate about 6" high and roughly 8" in diameter.
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I just wove a basket but am thinking while reading through this thread that it may not be an organized enough weave for the BB. Wanted to check before I post the whole thing. I used the Random bramble technique. It was a blast, so no hardship to try another technique if this wouldn’t fit the brief.
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Well, I was feeling like trying again today anyway, especially when I found some lovely reddish iris peeking out from a snow bank! I made a little squareish berry basket
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Raw material
Raw material
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Working on the bottom
Working on the bottom
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This bit is fiddly!
This bit is fiddly!
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Grooving now
Grooving now
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Plaiting the corners
Plaiting the corners
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With handles!
With handles!
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Measurement 1
Measurement 1
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Measurement 2
Measurement 2
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Height
Height
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I used what I thought was a fat load of english ivy since it's super invasive here. About halfway through I realized I should've gotten a much fatter load. Oh well, it'll turn out nicer next time (which will be soon because this was fun)!








Think I'm going to use it to hold dirty cloth napkins when I get around to making those.
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First try at a basket, made with pruned willow branches using this tutorial - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=py_Q612GhAQ

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 -  your woven basket in-progress








 -  your completed woven basket (with a tape measure, perhaps)





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There was a bad storm a few weeks back that blew quite a few large willow branches into the river near my house. I figured it was as good of a reason as any to try out this badge.
The only thing is that this is from a willow tree... so it wasn't the most ideal to weave with, but I think it came out alright. I'll be using this for some of my harvests this year!
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The willow branches in the water, some remained on the ground though.
The willow branches in the water, some remained on the ground though.
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My collection growing...
My collection growing...
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A big ol pile of knocked down willow.
A big ol pile of knocked down willow.
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The strands tied onto my bike to bring back home (and a log for later use c:)
The strands tied onto my bike to bring back home (and a log for later use c:)
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Strands separated by size.
Strands separated by size.
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A few days later after soaking.
A few days later after soaking.
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Weaving in process...
Weaving in process...
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Weaving in process...Almost Done!
Weaving in process...starting the sides..
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Final basket
Final basket
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Here's my willow basket made from willows growing along the river.
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Willows along the river
Willows along the river
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Basket under construction
Basket under construction
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Completed basket
Completed basket
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I just wanted to say "thank you" to this BB. Making baskets has become rather fun. I'm still not very good at it, but I'm apparently good enough that my neighbor asked me to make one for her daughter's birthday (her daughter has chickens and wanted an egg basket).

My kids love the baskets for berry picking. My daughter asked me to make a new basket for her, so I made one out of rushes. My son used my first ever basket for his berry picking ♥

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My daughter wanted me to make her a new basket, so I made this tiny one out of rushes!
My daughter wanted me to make her a new basket, so I made this tiny one out of rushes!
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My first (nettle and blackberry) basket, my egg basket made from cedar bark, and the little rush basket.
My first (nettle and blackberry) basket, my egg basket made from cedar bark, and the little rush basket.
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The birthday basket! I made it from Western RedCedar bark and himilayan blackberry. I'm really proud of how it turned out! My kids picked out gardening stuff for their friend to fill the basket
The birthday basket! I made it from Western RedCedar bark and himilayan blackberry. I'm really proud of how it turned out! My kids picked out gardening stuff for their friend to fill the basket
 
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