The Easiest Way To Learn How To Weave Wicker Baskets
No matter what type of weather you’re in, chances are you need a basket to hold your groceries or patio furniture. Whether you prefer to use an outdoor wicker basket or an indoor one, weaving is an easy way to make one yourself. In this blog post, we will teach you the easiest way to learn how to weave baskets, so that you can enjoy this craft in your own home.
What You’ll Need
If you’re looking to learn how to weave baskets, there are a few things you’ll need. Wicker is the preferred material for baskets because it’s strong and flexible. You can find wicker at most craft stores, or online.
To begin weaving, you’ll need some supplies: a weaving board, wire cutters, a needle and thread, and a basket template. If you don’t have a template, you can make one using a piece of paper and a pencil. Begin by drawing the outline of the basket on your paper. Then, use the wire cutters to trim off the excess edges.
Next, use the needle and thread to sew the edge of the basket together. Make sure that you tie off the end of your thread once you’ve sewn it down tightly. Now, it’s time to weave! Start by setting up your weaving board in an upright position and placing the fabric inside of it so that the bottom of the fabric is aligned with one of the long sides of your board. Then, start weaving in from one side of your fabric and work your way around the entire basket. When you reach the other side, tack down your fabric with thread so that it doesn’t move while you’re working on the next section of your basket.
How to Weave A Wicker Basket
If you’re ready to learn how to weave a wicker basket, there are a few easy steps that you can follow. First, gather the materials that you’ll need. You’ll need some sturdy woven wire mesh, a small amount of batting or foam insulation, and some sturdy twine or cord. Next, begin by laying out the mesh on your work surface. The width of the basket will determine the width of the weave. Once you have your desired width decided on, start weaving in one direction using long stitches. When you reach the end of your strand, pull it tight and weave back in the opposite direction. Continue this pattern until your basket is finished. To finish off your basket, use a needle and thread to tack down the weave close to the edge of your mesh. If necessary, you can also use glue or fabric glue to secure it in place.
Tips for Weaving a Wicker Basket
If you’re looking for a fun and easy way to learn how to weave baskets, check out this video tutorial from The Creative Home. In just minutes you’ll be able to create your very own woven basket!
1. Begin by cutting felt squares the same size as your wicker basket. Follow the instructions in the video for attaching the felt squares to a weaving pole.
2. Weave the squares together in any pattern you like, then trim off the excess fabric. If you’d like, you can also add some fringe or pompoms to finish your basket look.
3. To assemble your basket, simply thread a ribbon through the hoops of each felt square and tie it in a knot at the top. Enjoy your new woven basket!