Basketmaking 101: Square tissue box basket

Cheryl Dixon, Welcome to my classes!

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29 Videos (3h 42m)
    • Intro to basketmaking 101

      1:08
    • Tools

      3:07
    • Flat reed

      2:48
    • Flat Oval

      2:03
    • Round Reed

      3:00
    • GoodBad side of reed

      6:11
    • Seagrass

      2:30
    • Dyed reed

      1:03
    • Cutting the spokes

      3:00
    • Starting the base

      6:40
    • Finish the square base

      4:27
    • Twining a square base

      11:26
    • Turning up the sides

      3:32
    • First row of weaving a square basket

      10:36
    • Weaving the 2nd row

      9:04
    • Rows 3 and 4

      4:06
    • Adding color to the basket

      7:58
    • Last 4 natural rows

      3:48
    • Last row

      2:46
    • Cutting and tucking

      7:11
    • Close up demo of starting a lasher

      5:28
    • Starting the lashing

      7:09
    • Finishing the lashing!

      15:59
    • How to buy a kit to make your basket

      2:06
    • Basket class 1

      18:14
    • Basket class 2

      19:33
    • Basket class 3

      18:50
    • Basket class 4

      19:41
    • Basket class 5

      18:57

About This Class

Learn how to make a beginner basket. A 5 by 5 basket that can be used for a tissue basket, a plant, utensils, hair care items, the list goes on.

Step by step instructions with a close-us view of each step. After the final segment of the class, where you will find info on how to get the supplies to make the basket we have five more videos to share. Edie and I will both be making the basket with minor changes to the weaving and color pattern. 

After you watch the class and your order your kit to make your basket you can weave along with us. We're pretty casual and like to have fun. What you see in our classes is just us. 

This is the first of many classes. 32 years of teaching and designing baskets. I look froward to helping you make something you may have never tried, 

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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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