Basket Kit Listed


The first woven paper basket kit is up on Modern Miniature Succulents + Sundries! Starting with a pre-cut kit takes all the tedium out of miniature basket weaving.

(Vocabulary enrichment moment: When looking for a nicer word than ‘tedium’, I encountered longueur, and this reflection by Francine Prose:
I find myself using this word more often than I probably should, to describe those boring stretches of a novel or play during which your attention drifts … I would probably use it even more frequently were it not so difficult to spell. What I like is how the sound of it suggests a combination of languor and length — the languor produced by something that is unduly long — though I have learned that its derivation has to do with length rather than lassitude.”)

I stuck with tedium. Anyway, some outtakes from the instructions:


Just color, weave and glue :)



13 thoughts on “Basket Kit Listed

  1. Barbara W. says:

    I foresee a hive of activity at my kitchen table.
    Do you suppose miniature cats like to climb into miniature baskets?

  2. Jodi Hippler says:

    So perfectly wonderful! I fear that mine will look as though while on the picnic, Mr. Broadarse fell backwards and landed his big, plump backside directly center mass. But that won’t stop me from trying! Have I mentioned that I LOVE kits?

    • Nancy Enge says:

      Jodi, thank you dearly. A distressed basket would be awesome :) Also, these kits have a way of coming together greater than the sum of their parts. Weave, girl, weave!

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