Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Handle Measurements

Confused about how handles are measured? Check out our FAQ's page - - for more info and pictures.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Open Weave

Open Weave this Friday, May 27th from 12-3 - for more details see -

Friday, May 20, 2011

New Pattern

Anne Bowers' Day 1 pattern Mayan Sun now available for purchase -

See class pictures and much more on our Facebook page -

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

What to do with Wire Handles & Hangers

Wire Handles & Hangers

Q: How are the wire hangers used?

A: Wires are most commonly used as hangers for wall baskets but can also be used just for decoration. Place the horizontal bar of the wire on top of the last row of weaving. Hold in place with a 1/2" rubber tipped clamp. Tuck down the stakes over the wire and into the weaving as usual and apply the rim. Make sure the the horizontal bar is hidden in the rim and the lasher goes completely around it. The wire will be held securely in place after lashing the rim.

The bean pot and jelly wires are usually attached over the center spokes of the basket with wire eyelets (separate loops of wire). Only the horizontal bars of the eyelets are lashed into the rim. The eyelets enable the handle to swing.

A few types of jelly and bean pot wires do not have a pre-bent loop. These handles with the straight ends can be attached in several ways:

1) Using a pair of pliers, bend the bottom into a loop and attach to mini eyelets or large eyelets purchased separately and attach as above.

2) Complete the basket and lash the rim. Now bend the bottom of the wire under and back around the rim. The end can be twisted back around the wire above the rim.

3) Using a pair of pliers, bend the bottom of the wire 90 degrees. Tuck your stakes over the bend and lash the rim as usual.

#2 & #3 will result in a stationary handle.

Friday, May 6, 2011

May Book Sale

‎500 Baskets Book on sale this month - great Mother's Day gift!

500 Baskets Book