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  • Back in Stock - Spider Web Basket Kit
    December 27, 2020

    Back in Stock - Spider Web Basket Kit

    Back in stock - Wicker Basket Kit - Spider Web Design!  Learn to make a wicker basket! This kit teaches how to weave a wickerwork wall plaque in the style of the Native Americans in Arizona. Traditional weavers make and use this same style basket in weddings and ceremonies throughout the year. Many Native American people believe that their ancestral spirit Spider Woman taught the people how to weave, and that she weaves the rain clouds that nourish the people's crops. Spider Woman is very important to both to many cultures in the Southwest. Prepare to spend some time on this project. It could take more than 8 hours over several days. The kit contains fiber rush, hemp twine, paper raffia, a tapestry needle and a 16-page full color instructional booklet. You will need: scissors, pencil or pen, ruler, white or yellow glue, and patience (several weaving sessions are needed to weave the basket). Makes an attractive 8in. plaque. Ages 12 and up, adult participation necessary for younger ages. Made in USA.

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  • Featured - Coiled Basket Kit with Turtle Design
    December 2, 2020

    Featured - Coiled Basket Kit with Turtle Design

    Today we are featuring our Coiled Basket Kit with Turtle Design!  This beautiful kit is intended for intermediate skill level; someone who has already made a beginner coiled basket. This basket will take approximately 6 to 8 hours to complete.  Our kit includes: fiber rush, raffia, tapestry needle, design sheet and an 8-page full color instructional booklet. You will need: scissors, ruler, and water. Kit makes one coiled basket about 5 to 6 inches wide. 
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  • Featured - Melon Basket Kit
    November 16, 2020

    Featured - Melon Basket Kit

    Today we are featuring this beautiful Melon Basket Kit - 7in. x 8in. x 7in. (nm12666).  This is a melon basket kit from Commonwealth Manufacturing (Blue Ridge Basket Kits). This basket weave kit incorporates traditional styling with a modern flair! Each basketry kit contains more than enough material and completely illustrated instructions. Approximate time to completion is 2 to 3 hours. Finished size is 7in. x 8in. x 7in.  Once finished, use this basket to beautifully display fruit, yarn and other small items.  
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  • Featured - Round Style Twined Bag Kit
    October 16, 2020

    Featured - Round Style Twined Bag Kit

    Today we are featuring our Round Style Twined Bag Kit.  Learn to twine a small, soft round style twined bag. Twined bags are constructed similarly to twined baskets except because the materials used are soft in nature the result is...

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  • Featured - Wicker Basket Kit - Bowl Shape
    September 9, 2020

    Featured - Wicker Basket Kit - Bowl Shape

    Today we are featuring a Wicker Basket Kit - Bowl Shape!  Learn to make a wicker basket! This kit teaches how to weave a wicker basket in a lovely bowl shape. Create a design by switching colors as you weave....

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  • Crafty Kids are Happy Kids!
    August 27, 2020

    Crafty Kids are Happy Kids!

    Crafty kids are happy kids!  Arts and Crafts are so important for child development.  It helps with motor skills, literacy, math concepts, self-esteem, and of course, creativity!  But most importantly...crafting is FUN!  Here are a few craft kits for kids...

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  • Beautiful and Practical - Potato Basket Kit
    July 8, 2020

    Beautiful and Practical - Potato Basket Kit

    This is a How To Make a Potato Basket Kit from Blue Ridge Basket Kits (Commonwealth Manufacturing). This basketry kit features traditional styling with a modern flair and is both beautiful and practical! Each kit contains more than enough material...

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