So for more than a year now, I’ve been talking about doing a basket weaving class at Sew Make Create. (Hey, when the Zombie Apocalypse comes, my useful basket weaving skills will ensure I am a valued member of society, right?) I even registered to attend at one point, but the class got cancelled due to lack of interest. Obviously I was just ahead of the trend though, because this year it’s been selling out! Today was the day I finally got to go, joined by my lovely friend Jane. The teacher Cecilia showed us a bunch of sample baskets and photos to start, and I had a sudden flash of inspiration. I would make my basket look like the Eye of Jupiter from Battlestar Galactica. I AM NOT EVEN KIDDING, PEOPLE.

Eye of Jupiter Basket

I was the last one done, and all up it took me just over four hours. It was super fun and relaxing though, and I can definitely see some more of this in my future. You could make some nifty placemats pretty easily, or even do a giant one as a floor rug. Plus it’s a great way to use up all bits of leftover wool you have from projects.

Fun class! Definitely recommended. Cecilia was a great teacher and everyone left with at least one finished basket.

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