Basketry

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Basketry
Basketry

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Merit badge requirements

1. Describe precautions you should take to safely use basketry tools and materials.
2. Do the following:
a. Show your counselor that you are able to identify each of the following types of baskets: plaited, coiled, ribbed, and wicker.
b. Describe three different types of weaves to your counselor.
3. Plan and weave each of the following projects:
a. a square basket;
b. a round basket; and
c. a campstool seat.

Source: 2007 Boy Scout Requirements (33215)

Notes

Please visit The Country Seat's FAQ's pages for lots of great information about basket weaving and chair seat weaving. If you can't find your questions, let us know and we'll get an answer for you.

Help with these requirements

We have Free Basket Patterns on our website. The Piedmont Planter is a round basket (made with round reed) and the Carolina Candy Basket is a square basket (made with flat reed). The 301 Rush kit is typically used for the campstool requirement. This is a great way to learn how to weave a rush seat. We also offer the same stool kit with a seagrass seat or splint seat.

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