Basket Weaving for Everyone
Do you want to learn how to weave your own baskets?
The Basket-a-Month Club is a program including twelve baskets designed to teach basket weaving techniques in increasing complexity. Each member begins with basket number one and works through the series to learn and practice the skills.
Join anytime, and twelve months later, you will have a twelve-basket repertoire and the skills to read a basket pattern, weave your own baskets, and even design baskets.
12 Months of Baskets
Learn to weave baskets; no experience is necessary.
The Basket-a-Month Club program is designed so that each month builds on the skills and techniques of the previous month’s project.
- Cross-Stitch Napkin Basket
- Colorful Market Basket
- Built-in-Handle Storage Basket
- Hanging Flower Vase Baskets
- Bean Pot Basket
- Cathead Basket
- Braided Swing Handled Market Basket
- Coffee Table Tray Basket
- Small Melon Basket
- Randed Tote Basket
- Twill Storage Basket
- Stair-Step Vase Basket
What is the Basket-a-Month Club?
This is a community of basket enthusiasts. Join this community and receive a new basket design each month.
New members begin at the beginning and work their way through the 12 basket designs along with all other members. This means that members may be working on different baskets simultaneously.
You will also have access to Brittany, your instructor, to ask questions and get advice on each month’s basket weaving project. Reach out for problem-solving solutions.
What You Receive
Members of the Basket-a-Month Club receive a basket pattern, weavers guide, and video tutorial.
The pattern will include the following elements:
– Materials list
– Tools list
– Cut list (this will include lengths of stakes and other basket elements)
– Outline of the basket weaving process
– Written directions on how to weave the basket with photos demonstrating the steps.
Basket Weavers Guide
The PDF Basket Weavers Guide includes:
– Basket weaving glossary
– Rattan basket materials guide
– Weaving technique photo guide
– Basket weaving tools guide
You will receive the link to a private video tutorial covering the steps to weave each month’s basket. The video is shot from multiple angles as I walk you step-by-step through the weaving process.
How to sign up
- Sign up for the Basket a Month Club using the button below.
2. Once you sign up, you are added to an email list, and you will be sent a new basket pattern monthly as long as you’re a member.
(Example: You join the Basket-a-Month Club on March 11th, get added to the email list on March 11th, and receive your first basket design packet an hour later. You will receive your next basket design packet on April 12th, continuing each month you continue your subscription).
Please note that you will be receiving the basket pattern, guidebook, and video link by EMAIL.
3. The program is set up to start with basket one and work your way through a series of baskets. It doesn’t matter when you join; you will start at the beginning and grow your basket collection and weaving skills. This is great for beginners and more advanced basket weavers who want to join a fun basket-weaving challenge.
4. Corresponding kits can be found in the Textile Indie Supplies shop. Links to the kits will be available in each month’s email. Kits are not included with the membership.
The Twelve Baskets
Cross-Stitched Napkin Basket
Designed to hold napkins or work as a bread basket.
Square, open-based basket with cross-stitch embellishment woven into the walls. Learn all the techniques and steps to dive into this basket.
Dimensions: 9-inch x 9-inch base, 7-inch tall
Colorful Market Basket
Multi-color market basket. Using a two-tone stake technique to add stripes. Open base, plain weave with a pattern of differing reed widths and dyed reed. It’s finished with a basic lashed rim.
Dimensions: 8-inch x 12-inch base, 7-inch tall walls, 12-inch tall handle.
Built-in-Handle Storage Basket
Closed base basket using the chicken feet method. Twill woven walls with side handles built into the basket walls. A layered rim with a seagrass insert finished with basic lashing.
Dimensions: 12-inch x 9-inch base, 10-inch tall.
Hanging Flower Vase Baskets
Criss-cross open base baskets are woven in plain weave with a stair-step pattern. Tension determines the shape. Finished with an x-lashing.
The instructions for this basket include one style of hanging vase basket while discussing a variety of other shapes to achieve the following (left to right in the photo) straight sides, fluted, and vase-shaped.
Dimensions: 3-inch wide base, differing widths, 8 or 12 inches tall. Made to fit a standard mason jar to hold bouquets.
Bean Pot Basket
Twined round base. Stair-step continuous woven walls. Finished with an x-lashed rim and a wire handle.
This is a classic basket shape historically used when shelling beans. It’s a great basket for a planter, shopping basket, storage, or Easter basket.
Dimensions: 9-inch base, 8-inch opening, 10-inches tall
Open base worked in a cathead style to create four “feet.” Woven in a start-stop weave with a basic lashed rim.
Dimensions: 9-inch base, 10-inch opening.
Braided Swing-Handle Market Basket
Closed base basket worked with chicken feet. Start-stop woven walls. A braid motif is worked into the wall using six reed strands. Swing handled with an x-lashed rim.
Dimensions: 14-inch x 12-inch, 16-inch tall handle when standing straight.
Coffee Table Tray Basket
A closed base basket worked with chicken feet. Short, straight-sided walls frame the tray of the basket. Finished with an x-lashed rim.
Set this on your coffee table to hold a vase of flowers and your remotes or as a centerpiece on your dining room table.
Dimensions: 20-inches x 14-inches x 3-inches
Small Melon Basket
A small ribbed basket worked over two round hoops.
This is a great basket for home decor, garden harvesting, farmers market shopping, or gift basket.
Dimensions: 10 inches in diameter.
Randed Tote Basket
This handled tote basket can be used as a purse or shopping bag.
A closed base, twining, and randing in the walls, with inserted handles.
Dimensions: 16-inch x 8-inch base. Opening expands out as you weave; dimensions will vary depending on tension and desired outcome.
Twill Storage Basket
Woven with an open base and a variegated twill pattern.
Dimensions: 14-inch square base. The opening is 16 inches in diameter.
Stair-Step Vase Basket
This is the culmination of the skills learned throughout the program. It starts with an open cathead base. The body of the basket is built with a play of tension and ease.
Dimensions: 5-inch base. The basket’s body will depend on the tension and ease of weaving.