Get Started Basket Weaving
Here you will find the most recent basketry articles to help you learn the art of basket weaving.
Introduction to Basket Weaving
Basket-making is a handicraft. The process of using reed, yarn, branches, vines, plants, or fibers to form an object that can hold items for easier transport.
Basket making has been around for centuries, and many cultures have their style of baskets and techniques for weaving them.
There are lots of different basket styles, traditions, and techniques. Baskets started as a means in which to create a receptacle for carrying belongings.
Basketry has become a form of craft for the maker, reenactor, and survivalist in more recent times.
Using natural materials – often sturdy grasses and branches or wood splints, a basket is woven by building a foundation and then incorporating supporting pieces to construct a bottom and walls.
Textile Indie focuses on using reed from the rattan plant found in Indonesia. Rattan is a vine that grows on the trees in Indonesian jungles. It is harvested, stripped down into different widths, shapes, and lengths to form the reed used for basketry.
Many different weaving techniques can be used in rattan baskets. Twill weaves, continuous weave, triple weave, braids, plain weave, and others. Baskets can be simple shapes and styles like a market basket with a basic handle or complex shapes and construction like an egg basket.
Learn how to make rattan baskets using the tutorials, patterns, videos, and resources suggested on Textile Indie. Start your basketry adventures with our free video course to make a beginner market basket.
Beginner Basket Weaving Series
This list of basketry tutorials will help you start weaving. These allow the beginner to delve into the world of basketry.
If you follow the order listed below, you will be able to go through all the steps to complete your first basket.
Types of Baskets
Basket Making Courses
If you are interested in going deeper into your basket-making journey, consider taking one of Textile Indie’s basketry video courses. These courses teach step-by-step how to create handwoven baskets.
Textile Indie Supplies Etsy Shop: Basketry Supplies
Textile Indie has an Etsy shop called Textile Indie Supplies.
Check it out for kits, tools, and other materials to pursue basketry.
Textile Indie Basketry Videos
Check out Textile Indie’s Basket Weaving Techniques Playlist on Youtube.
For a list of full basket weaving, video tutorials see Baskets to Weave Playlist on Youtube.
For more textile basketry videos check out my Youtube channel
Free Basket Making Course
This free online video course covers the entire process of making a market basket.
Learn all the techniques and skills you need to get started creating your baskets.
From cutting reed for stakes to completing the rim with lashing, learn all the beginner techniques.