Free Basketry Pattern Sources net link list to help basketmakers find a free basket
pattern constructed from native natural materials.
Black Ash Cuff
This feature article provides free instruction on how to weave a Black Ash Woodsplint Cuff
Black Ash Snowflake
Black Ash and Sweetgrass basketweave snowflake Christmas tree ornament project
Make a bookmark just like the Maine Indians. Instructions are given for
making the traditional first project out of easily found materials, but will
work up nicely in ash splint and sweetgrass as well.
Use a gourd, some pine needles and your basketry skills to create a bird house with a
twined pine needle thatched roof.
Use your basket weaving skills to make a fragrant lavender wand from the flowers in your
garden. An illustrated pattern.
Pine Needle Baskets
Online instructions and resources for making your own pine needle basket project.
Find coiling, stitching and shaping instructions, several different ways to
start a basket and much more.
Square Black Ash
Basket with Curls
This feature article provides illustrated free instructions to make a 4" x
4" square black ash woodsplint basket with curl embellishment.
Make wooden twig beads from the branches of the trees in your yard to use as
embellishments for your baskets or as a garland or necklace for your next nature craft
With Pine Needle Rim and Pine Needle AccentFree instructions on how to create a gourd bowl with a rim and
accent row of pine needles stitched on with sinew or waxed linen thread.
Coiled Pine Needle Basket
Learn how to make a coiled pine needle basket using this fully illustrated tutorial by
Marian Gee on the Northwest Basket Weavers - Vi Phillips Guild Website.
Coiled Willow Basketry Tutorial (link has gone dead)
Professor Marvin Cohodas offers this free page of instruction and tips on coiled
willow basketmaking. Materials preparation, the weaving process, recognizing
one-rod and three-rod coiling, closed coiling, interlocked and non-interlocked
stitching are all discussed.
Checkweave Rush Box
Scirpus Lacustris, bulrush is used to weave a small square using a
diagonal plaiting technique. Also a pattern for rush place mat in checkweave and
twining. This pattern has moved several times, but try "links" from the
Dane Coppice Crafts Group page if
the main link is dead. You should also find a rush placemat pattern.
Instructions To Make A Coiled Bee Skep
Step by step illustrated instructions for making a straw bee skep. A free coiled
Tutorials Projects And Patterns
Net list of various resources for learning how to make and decorate
gourd baskets and other gourd projects.
Stand - Free Instructions
Make a stand with three levels of woven grapevine with FREE
instructions from Country Sampler Decorating Ideas.
To Make A Broom - Free Instructions
The broommaker at Corson Gandy Barn, which is the Broom barn at Historic Cold Spring
Village offers instructions on making your own broom.
to Make a Willow Wigwam
Use long willow whips to create a simple living willow garden sculpture
with these step-by-step instructions from Simply Willow.
Making A Folded Bark Basket
Ken Peek offers a free illustrated tutorial that will teach you how to make a
basket from folded and stitched bark. Poplar, ash, pine or other conifer barks
can be adapted to this basket form.
Making A Tension
Tray Of Hedgerow
Free pattern allows you to make a tension tray with prunings from your
garden. This pattern has moved several times, but try "links" from the
Dane Coppice Crafts Group page if
the main link is dead.
A Willow Obelisk
Free, step-by-step illustrated instructions for making a plant support structure
from willow rods or other saplings. A free gardening project from the BBC.
a Willow Playhouse
Use long willow
whips to create a living willow garden playhouse with these step-by-step
instructions from Simply Willow.
Birch Bark Pendant
Tara Prindle offers instructions on creating a small birch bark pendant decorated with
Tips and a tutorial
explaining how to dye
cane using Dharma Dyes and a fixative that will help prevent bleeding are
Place Mats In Check Weave and Twining
Scirpus Lacustris, the bulrush is used to make this round twined placemat.
by Step Instructions for Weaving a Cherokee Diagonal Twill Basket
Charlotte Coats offers a free pictorial tutorial that will help you learn how to
weave a traditional Cherokee Diagonal Twill Single Weave Basket. Includes free
instruction on how to finish the basket with a Choctaw style rim as taught by
the late Claude Medford, Jr.
Fruit Stand of Grapevine
Make a three level fruit stand using an inverted wire tomato cage that
becomes the framework for three grapevine random weave baskets.
Tips for Making Rustic Garden Structures
Suggestions for do it yourselfers that will help in the construction of rustic
garden structures from branches or twigs.
Free pattern will teach you how to make a plant tower trellis from freshly cut branches
or woodland prunings of
dogwood or other shrub and weavers of wild grapevine, Virginia Creeper or
Weaving Cherokee Double Woven Baskets
Step by step instructions for weaving a Cherokee Double Woven Basket.
Ribbed Basket - Free Pattern
Simple instructions by Ray Thompson teach you how to weave a natural willow
ribbed egg or melon basket.
Basket - Free Tutorial
Learn to weave a simple willow basket with these free instructions by Travis
Brown which first appeared in Wilderness Way magazine.
Instructions from The Growing Schools Garden will teach you how to create a
simple willow sculpture.
Freebies For Basketmakers
An entire page of free catalogs, samples and freebies of interest to
Free Basket Patterns Index
This is where you can find more free basketry patterns, dreamcatcher projects and other
freebies for basketmakers.