County Fair Basket

County Fair Basket Pattern Sheet

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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