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Basic Guide to DIY Basket Making

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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by Emily Smith (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) last modified Jul 26, 2011

I come across so many beautiful baskets in stores that I forget these items are often handmade. With a little bit of practice and patience, it's not so hard... as long as you start small. After all,




 

 

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I come across so many beautiful baskets in stores that I forget these items are often handmade. With a little bit of practice and patience, it's not so hard... as long as you start small. After all, they don't joke about bird courses as 'basket weaving' courses for nothing! I recommend preparing your materials (find local materials, then dry and soak them), then weaving them into small shapes or flat mats. I've put together a list of tutorials and general rules of thumb below to keep in mind when collecting your materials and putting your baskets together.



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