I learned to make baskets about two years ago, using a surplus of old newspapers and the technique explained below:

I love weaving so much, and have since expanded my materials to include willow branches, straw, cloth, clay, and more. Here, I’ll share what I’ve learned along the way, and some of the things I’m still learning about basket weaving and its rich history. Perhaps that’s why I love it so much – perhaps it’s calling out to some primal part of me. There’s something so satisfying about making something with your hands. I hope that I can inspire some of you to try it out for yourselves!