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I've been into dollhouse miniatures since the early 1990's now and when I realized how much I've learned during that time, I thought I'd make a blog to share my knowledge with others. I'm mostly auto-deduct, but always found help on the Internet and in specific books. The mini-world starts and ends with your own imagination, so let there be no limit. And never say : I CAN'T .... because you can, you just need to try and have the necessary know-how. And that's the main reason why I started this blog, because I wanna share what I know with newbies in the miniature world or anybody else who might be interested in sharing what I've learned so far. So, hopefully, I'll be able to provide some useful hints, tips and tricks for those of you out there just starting with this wonderful hobby

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March 4, 2012

DIY : Weaving Baskets

Hello my mini friends

As you all probably know, there are different techniques to make miniature baskets
The one's we'll talk about in this post are made with the so-called weaving technique

I admit, it isn't all that easy in the beginning and the first few one's may end up in the trash. 
But you need to keep trying and help is available, either in books about miniature wicker furniture (DIY techniques) or another very good and helpful sorts is www.miniatures.about.com where Lesley Shepherd gives tons of good advice for anything you might wanna do in miniature. Just type in the search criteria on the upper right corner of the screen and I'm sure you will find help there (my personal favorite site by the way when it comes to tips and tricks)

NB : there are several materials you may wanna try when it comes to weaving baskets, the result will look slightly different depending on which one you're gonna go with

The yellow one was my first try .... gotta admit there's still a long way to go

The brown one on the left look a bit better already

Here's a bigger one I made a few months later, afin practicing a lot

And here's one made of string, a technique Carole Elbling explains in a video tutorial on dollshouse, but remember ... you need a subscription to watch these movies. So if you're interested in this fairly easy technique, drop me a line and I'll help :)

email me at DMZMINIATURES@gmail.com

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