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My First Nantucket Basket

by Motoko, September 1, 2016

I’ve done some Pine Needle basket weaving before, but this is my first Nantucket basket. This kind of basket requires a mold, base, rim, etc., so I spent quite some time planning, making tools and supplies, but it was so worth it.


The molds in picture above are the first two molds I made, and the bigger one is the one I used to make the first basket. I also just finished making Tupper and oval molds, which was a lot more complicated than round-mold making on lathe. I can’t wait to weave baskets with them.