basketry, caning, furniture, skills : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) Preparation Forum : One Thread

Came across the following site while looking for chair caning supplies. Have always been fascinated with basketry. Our local tribes never developed pottery. They wove tight pine needle baskets that held water. Then they heated rocks and droped them in the water to cook things. This might be a useful skill to have. Just thought I would share this with you.

-- marsh (, September 28, 1999


Just last night I noticed that the local library has videotapes for checkout that demonstrate basketweaving. There's a supply list provided in case someone wants to make one while they have the tape.

-- Jill D. (, September 28, 1999.

I am a weaver and been doing it for 20 years. Requires no electricity and you can make just about any material to be sewn into clothes. I usually make rayon chenille scarves and shawls which I sell to local craft stores or put on consignment. This gives me a bit of extra spending money. I also bought a spinning wheel so if Y2K is 8+ I can barter for local sheep wool to make my own yarn to weave. Both are fun hobbies either way. The art of weaving and spinning hasn't changed much since the 1800's (although looms and wheels have become a bit more sophisticated). It is very satisfying to create something you wear. I encourage all to try out new crafts.

-- Debi (, September 29, 1999.

Moderation questions? read the FAQ