One of the most frequent requests I
get from readers is for help in locating free basketry patterns on the web. I have covered
this subject in a past feature, but six months have gone
and it is time to revisit the subject again. Vendors of basketry supplies and individual
basketmakers include patterns on their site as a promotional tool or a way to share their
knowledge. You can take advantage of this free instruction by accessing and printing out
It is wise to print out any pattern
you find for future reference because the pattern may be taken down off the person's site
by the next time you attempt to access it. Often a free pattern will be rotated with
others occupying the same page. Don't let yourself be disappointed by seeing something you
like now and having it be gone the next time you look. Be absolutely certain to follow
any restrictions to use posted with a pattern. Be respectful of other's intellectual
Monica Impellizzeri of Baskets 'N The
Works features several free basket patterns, including one titled
Martha's Flower Girl basket
Nesting Set of Shaker style Cathead Bowls executed in flat reed. Visit
page for the full list. Monica also
offers supplies and classes at her Conroe, Texas
Just Patterns lists a 7" x 9" open
a free basketry pattern by Marge of Woven Reed featuring a stenciled apple on a 1"
ash weaver strip and side heart handles of wrought iron. This basket is constructed of
flat, flat oval reed, round reed and ash. A source address is provided for the wrought
iron heart handles. Also offered is Small Apple Basket
that would be appropriate as a year-end thank you gift for your child's teacher. The
rectangular reed basket features a lattice filled base, a metal apple tie-on and D-handle.
Just Patterns Magazine is a quarterly publication for basketmakers written and published
by Sheri l. Van Duyn. Each issue contains four or more patterns, a "Christ Filled
Basketmakers" devotional and advertising. Annual subscriptions and single back
issues are available for sale. The Winter 2009 issue
features When You Wish Upon a Star, Snowman on the Run, Napkins Rings, Sandy's Candies, Small Nativity, Snowy Wall Basket.
Contact Just Patterns for a free
online sample copy.
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