by Martha Arterburn and Beth Hester
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Each year Martha Arterburn, County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development, and I put our thinking caps on and "design" a basket for a 4-H Basket Workshop here in Allen County, Kentucky. This year Martha was gifted with several boxes of reed from two generous local basket weavers and those sizes of material and donated handles were our inspiration.
The County Fair Basket has a wooden base, handcrafted oak Swing Handle and 5/8" stakes; it's woven with 1/4" natural and dyed flat and flat oval. An easy and fun basket — just a great little weaving project!
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Materials / Supplies
|Description||Item||Add to Cart|
|1 ea. - 8" Swing Handle with Ears - Handle||Item 5080E||Add|
|3 ft. - #3 Seagrass - Rim Filler||Item 4073F||Add|
|5 ft. - 1/2" Flat Oval Reed - Rims||Item 3312F||Add|
|3 ft. - 3/8" Flat Reed - Rim Row||Item 1038F||Add|
|20 ft. - Smoked 1/4" Flat Reed - Weavers||Item KF14F||Add**|
|1 Lb. - 1/4" Flat Oval Reed - Weavers, Lashing||Item 3314P||Add*|
|25 ft. - 5/8" Flat Reed - Uprights||Item 1058F||Add|
|1 each - 5" round Slotted Base||Item 2125E||Add|
*This item has been rounded to 1 pound because it is less expensive to purchase 1 pound than to purchase the foot quantity.
**You may also use 1/4" Flat Dyed Reed
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