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25 Videos (1h 43m)
    • Introduction to basic round basket

      0:36
    • Tools

      3:07
    • Flat reed

      2:48
    • Flat Oval

      2:03
    • A4 Side of the reed

      6:11
    • Round Reed

      3:00
    • Marking the spokes for a round base

      2:35
    • Laying out the round base

      1:32
    • Twining the round base

      8:09
    • Spritz and turn up sides

      1:17
    • Weave rows 1 and 2

      5:58
    • Make the rolly bottom flat

      1:45
    • Rows 3 and 4 round basket

      1:44
    • Twining the first row of color

      2:31
    • Wide color rows 1 3

      4:30
    • Twine with color again

      4:22
    • Last 4 rows and under the rim row

      4:33
    • Cutting the insides and trimming the outside spokes

      4:22
    • Tucking the outside spokes

      2:16
    • Putting on the rims

      5:40
    • Insert Seagrass

      4:49
    • Close up demo of starting a lasher

      5:28
    • Starting the lashing

      7:09
    • Finishing the lashing!

      15:59
    • Finished round basket

      0:48

About This Class

In this class you will learn how to make a basic round bottom basket. This basket has the added technique of twining on the sides of the basket. 

Cheryl and Edie usually post video clips of making the basket from start to finish. However, apparently our files were too big. You can find those videos on YouTube at Basket making with Cheryl and Edie on YouTube. 

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Cheryl Dixon

Welcome to my classes!

Hi, my name is Cheryl Dixon. I started making baskets about 32 years ago when my two sons were 2 and 4. They grew up around basket reed and baskets everywhere. That time evolved into me teaching and managing the local (rare) basket shop. Then I went into business with Marlene Meyer where we enjoyed a successful business together, Basketworks, until her move back north. Life moved on, I have been teaching in my home while getting my college degree in 2005. I currently have a full time job at P...

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