Enjoying the History of Beginning Basket Weaving with Cheryl Dixon

“It’s a really hard basket to make too. And I figured out how to teach it a little bit easier than the way I learned it because you lay them out this way and then you weave in crossways and then you weave in crossways and shaker cheese basket. I do. I would think of it. I knew I would think of it. So it’s an all, it’s a very traditional shaker. It’s called a shaker cheese basket because what they would do is they will line this basket.”

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Problem Solving for Beginning Basket Weaving with Cheryl Dixon

This is a course for an experience level and for beginners who are ready for some different techniques. Create and design your own basket!!

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Teaching Techniques for Beginning Basket Weaving with Cheryl Dixon

“So I had a lot of questions about what do you do when you run out and as you can see, I’m running out. But I still have to go, Oh, a big chunk over here. Very easy. What I’m going to do is I’m going to go back. I always weave these as far as I can. And splicing, triple twining can be very tricky, very tricky. And if you don’t get the right weavers in the right order, it will just be wacky. So after I’ve gone under this first, the first spoke that I took, I’m just going to clip that off on the inside. And then immediately I’m going to insert a new piece and all I’m doing is putting that right behind it.”

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Finding Stress Relief in Beginning Basket Weaving with Cheryl Dixon

“And I’ve often said basket making is like any other craft or art that you do when you do something in repetition, knitting, crocheting painting. And I once had a student who came fairly regularly and she came one evening after work. And she said, you know, I almost didn’t come. I have a splitting headache. And I said, well, you can reschedule if you’d like, Oh no, I’ll go ahead and try it. About 20 minutes into the class, I went and I asked her how her headache
was and she said, what headache? So there’s the answer to the headaches craft glasses.”

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Teaching Techniques for Beginning Basket Weaving with Cheryl Dixon

We’re playing leap frog. So you have two friends and yourself, and you’re playing leapfrog where you jump over the people in front of you. Typically, you can only play with two people where you leap over, but we’re going to pretend like you’ve got really long legs. So I’m going to leap over these two and under this one. Okay. Now I like to teach with different explanations, different analogies, so that if you didn’t understand that you can understand a different way. So we’re going to play the train game. So we have a train here and this one is the engine. This middle one is the dining car, and this one is the caboose. So poor caboose always wants to be the big engine because the engine gets the most attention. So he’s going to jump over the dining car and that one in there he is. He’s now the engine.

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