The January basket will be another go at a Brown Bag Basket. For those who did not do it last year: - You will receive reed and instructions in a paper bag. This year we will be doing a round basket with a woven base. There will be instructions for weaving the base in the bag. - You will receive a number on a tag with the paper bag designating it as your base. - Once you weave the base you will upset the spokes and put the base back in the paper bag. You do not sign your name on your base and you do not initial the tag on your paper bag. However, It would be a good idea for you to put your number on the bottom of your base--I almost got them mixed up last year! - You will take someone else's paper bag home with you to weave a few rows with whatever material, in whatever colors you choose. (Extra materials will be available each month for you to take home if you need them). The tag on the bag has a place for you to initial that you wove on the basket. You also need to initial the bottom of the basket so that when the basket goes back to its owner they will know who wove on it. - You will bring the bag back to the next meeting and exchange it for one you have not worked on yet. - There will be three people working on each base. The third person finishes the basket as they choose. Any rim technique they choose, handle or no handle, embellishment or no embellishment--it's yours to finish - Once the basket is finished it goes back to the person who originally wove the base to keep.
Don't worry if you won't be at all the meetings. Several folks may start late and some may finish later, but that's OK. Last year the baskets were all really great and each one was unique. It's a lot of fun, really!