33 Haywood Street
Asheville NC 28801
We have a wide range of instructions, materials and tools for
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Earth Guild Basketry Patterns
Available only from us!
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These include a complete materials list and step-by-step instructions.
All baskets are BJ Crawford's original designs; photography and printing
are done at Earth Guild.
Paper Strips for
Back in stock, July 2023
Packages of hand-painted strips of 140 LB cotton rag paper, with Cat-Head
Paper Strips for
Weaving Stars Back
in stock, July 2023
Packages of hand-painted strips of 140 LB cotton rag paper, with Scandinavian
Everything from simple patterns with black-and-white diagrams to stunning
color gallery portfolios. Traditional and contemporary baskets, general
and specific instructions.
Basket Kits from Commonwealth
All the materials and complete easy-to-understand instructions.
Round and oval hoops.
Hardwood "D"s & Side Handles
Key, Market, Herb, Jelly, Wine, Colonial, Step, Sharp-Top, and Williamsburg
"D"s. Ash and oak side handles.
Swing & "U" Handles
Swing handles with separate "legs", and hamper swings (legs connect at
the bottom. Light-weight bent-wood "U" handles, and heavier carved ones,
square and round.
Frames, Feet & Bases
Kitchen caddy frames. Two sizes of basket feet. Traditional Nantucket
bases with a channel around the rim, and plywood bases with a ring of
holes around the edge (great for kids).
Reed in coils
Flat, flat-oval, round and half-round reed in approximately one pound
Binder cane in coils, weaving cane in coils and in boxes.
Tools for seat-weaving.
Pre-Woven Cane & Spline Reed
Sheet cane in two widths, and the spline to wedge it into place.
Tightly woven, very strong, heavy cotton tape in two widths and many
colors. Traditionally used for weaving seats, also good for straps and
Seating & Coiling
Other materials, most often used for wrapped seating and coiled baskets.
Seagrass, PerFlex, natural rush, Fiber Rush, raffia and jute.
Danish Oil Finish for reed, cane & wood baskets in six shades.
Tools: First Page
Thread, awls, gauge, other small tools.
Tools: Second Page
Cutters, clamps, ties, reed gauge, spoke weight...
Hand-crafted basket-weaving tools, with cherry wood handles.