Create your own gallery of traditional arts and crafts. Learn a traditional skill that can lead to hours of enjoyment and mindful relaxation. This kit takes an average of 2 hours to create a basket depending upon age and skill of user.
Kit includes Pine Needles, Twine, Tapestry Needle and color photo instructions.
About This Brand: Traditional Craft Kits is a Family Run Business and each kit is “Hand Packed with Love.” In appreciation for worldwide cultural expression, our kits include designs from many locations. Once you learn the skill of creating a basket or piece of pottery, virtually any design can be woven into the basket or painted on the pot.
A Message from Traditional Craft Kits: Because the average person in today’s world does not have access or time to prepare raw materials for basket making, we have chosen the best, most accessible and easiest to use materials for our kits. For example, raffia might not be a traditional material in the Americas, because it is found in the tropics, but it does a great job as a substitute to rushes, reeds, roots, split leaves, split twigs and sinew. Basically, we want you to learn the skills so you can continue to create more baskets with whatever materials inspire you.
Learn. Create. Inspire.
About Basket Weaving: Basketry weaving is a fun and relaxing activity that people of many cultures have enjoyed for many thousands of years. In most places of the world, baskets can be found. Different geographic areas have their own unique styles, largely based on the materials that are available there. Traditional materials come from such things as grasses, rushes, barks, reeds, canes, roots, split leaves, split twigs and also animal parts such as sinew. Tools can be fashioned from stones, bones and metals. Preparing basket making materials is a very important and special part of the process of weaving a basket. The four main types of basketry are coiling, plaiting, twining and wicker. Each type requires different types of materials and has many variations of designs, shapes, sizes and techniques.