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This beautiful and sturdy basket was created for Janis Steele, President of the Meador Homemakers* Club. It's one of those baskets you'll enjoy weaving—just add your own variety of color and materials for the accent rows and you're set with a basket to use or one to give as a gift. Basket size: 12 in. diameter x 9 in. tall.
*The Extension Homemakers organization is part of the University of Kentucky and Kentucky State University off campus information network; it's an informal educational organization designed to help its members gain knowledge and skills to improve the quality of life for themselves, their families and their communities. In Allen County one will find a truly great group of women who join together to learn and share ideas about health, the environment, managing resources, cultural arts (basket making, quilting, etc.), and other subjects. Make your own Homemakers Basket and celebrate the idea of learning!
Tools needed: Scissors or Shears, Pencil, Chip Carving Knife or Hand Plane, Clothespins (spring type), Container to hold water, Measuring Tape, Basketry Packing Tool or Bone Folder, Plastic Twist Ties or Cable Ties, Old Towel, Spray bottle for water, Sandpaper
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Calculate Supplies for 1 to 20 Homemakers Baskets with the Basket Supply Calculator. The Supply List gives you the least expensive way to purchase the supplies for your quantity of baskets. View on-line or print to your printer.
Materials / Supplies
|Description||Item||Add to Cart|
|1 ea - 8" Round Pine Slotted Base||Item 2128E||Add|
|60 ft. - 5/8" Flat Reed - Stakes and Weavers||Item 1058P||Add*|
|12 ft - #2 Round Reed - Base Twining||Item 2020F||Add|
|35 ft. - 1/4" Flat Reed - Weavers and Lashing||Item 1014F||Add|
|12 ft. - 5/8" Braided Sea Grass - Weavers||Item 4158E||Add*|
|8 ft. - 1/2" Flat Reed Dyed Navy - Weavers||Item NB12F||Add|
|4 ft. - 3/8" Flat Reed - Last Row||Item 1038F||Add|
|8 ft. - 1/2" Flat Oval - Rims||Item 3312F||Add|
|4 ft. - #3 Sea Grass - Rim Filler||Item 4073F||Add|
|1 ea. - 12" Swing Handle with Ears - Handle||Item 5012E||Add|
*This item has been rounded to 1 pound/coil because it is less expensive to purchase 1 pound/coil than to purchase the foot quantity.
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