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 in order 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 of your own.
12 Months of Baskets
Learn to weave baskets, no experience is necessary. The Basket a Month Club program is built 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
- Catshead 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 Patreon-based community and group of basket enthusiasts. Join this community and receive a new basket design each month to weave along with others in the group.
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 at the same time.
This will help to inspire you to keep working on the basket you are on as you see others working on designs you will receive in the future. It’s also a great way to get feedback or advice from fellow members if you wish to interact in the community.
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
There are three tiers for the Basket a Month Club. Tier one includes a basket pattern and instruction manual. Tier two includes the instruction manual as well as a tutorial video. Each tier has an increased level of content included, but they all cover the same twelve basket series.
Basket Enthusiast Tier – basket pattern and instruction booklet with process photos per basket, as well as a one-time pdf guide on basket weaving
Basket Maker Tier – basket pattern, instruction booklet, video tutorial per basket as well as a one-time pdf guide on basket weaving.
Basket Master Tier – basket pattern, instruction booklet, video tutorial per basket as well as a one-time pdf guide on basket weaving. Basket material kit per basket sent to your mailing address each month.
Basket Weaver Tier – this is a version of the Basket Masters tier. In this tier, you will receive items every-other month rather than every month. Includes basket pattern, instruction booklet, video tutorial, and basket material kit sent to your mailing address.
The pattern will include the following elements:
– Materials list
– Tools list
– Cut list (this will include lengths of stakes and other basket elements)
– An 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 video tutorial covering the steps to weave each month’s basket so you can follow along to weave your own basket.
Basket materials kit
Each kit will contain the materials necessary to weave one basket of that month’s basket design. This could include basket reed, seagrass, a handle, and dyed reed.
How to Sign Up
- Sign up for the Basket a Month Club on my Patreon page using the button below. You will be able to choose from three different tiers of the club. Each tier builds on the content in the previous tier. See “What You Receive” above for more on what is included in each tier.
2. Once you sign up you are added to an email list and each month you will be sent a new basket pattern on the same date you originally joined the club
(Example: you join the Basket a Month Club on March 11th you get added to the email list on March 12th and receive your first basket design packet. You will receive your next basket design packet on April 12th and on the 12th each month you continue your subscription).
Please note that you will be receiving the basket pattern, guidebook, and video link by email. This may take up to 48 hours to receive. If you join a tier that includes the basket materials kit it will be shipped to you within a week of your subscription start date.
3. The program is set up so you 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 beginner basket weavers as well as more advanced basket weavers that want to join a fun basket weaving community.
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. Finished with a basic lashed rim.
Dimensions: 8-inch x 12-inch base, 7-inch tall walls, 10-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 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 woven in plain weave with a stair-step pattern. Tension play to experiment with shape. Finished with an x-lashing.
The instructions for this basket include 3 different styles to achieve the following: left to right in the photo- straight sides, fluted, vase-shaped.
Dimensions: 3-inch wide base, differing sizes across, 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 use as a planter, shopping basket, for 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 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 6 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 dinning 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.
Weave a closed base, with twining and randing in the walls, and inserted handles.
Dimensions: 16-inch x 8-inch base. Opening expands out as you weave, dimensions will vary depending on weaving 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 body of the basket will depend on the tension and ease used while weaving.