Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Folk Wisdom Find: How to Make Your Own Basket

Darn the Brits, if they don't have a grand sense of the Historic, even today!

Luckily for us, we have the European gifts of those who keep up the old ways, and then show us how.

Such is the case of  Jon Rigeon, woodmaster and nature-crafter extraordinaire who seems to work wood and other natural materials into beautiful and functioning works. His website is full of various projects and tutorials that are interesting and useful, and he even has a few e-books and online classes that would be of benefit.

Check out his step-by-step willow basket tutorial. Yes, he's using European measurements, but they can easily be converted over! With historically accurate techniques, it's a bit involved, but for the serious crafter, or curious enthusiast, it's a must!

If you've got a willow tree at hand (or some supplies), you can make yourself a beautiful basket!


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