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We specialize in space dyed reed and cane, but also produce solid dyed reed and cane, as well as natural reed, cane and seagrass, plus basket weaving classes at our country facility ...

Electric Blue

Electric Blue Space Dyed

Our Electric Blue Space Dyed Reed is VERY POPULAR, with its blend of Purple and Teal! Notice the blending at the transitions!

Amish Wine

Amish Wine

Our Amish Wine Space Dyed Reed is VERY POPULAR, with its blend of Dark Green, Wine and Dark Bluel!

Rainbow

Rainbow Space Dyed Reed

Our Rainbow Space Dyed Reed is VERY POPULAR, with its blend of Yellow, Teal and Pink!

 
Lazy Susan. 12 1/2 dia  6" Indian corn accents is spins 

What's New

We Now Have Reed and Nantucket Baskets

 We are now selling our baskets , and will make similar baskets once the originals are sold.  These baskets are made at Magnolia Baskets, and use our dyed reed!  We have a wide variety, including Nantucket, Traditional, Jail House, Round Baskets, Lazy Susans, Purses, Bird Houses, Sand Pails, Bread Baskets, Trays, Shelf Baskets, and many more!   Click here to see the variety of baskets and to order them!


WOODLAND NANTUCKET RETREAT

Magnolia, Delaware:  Coming Soon...

Summerfield, NC: Coming Soon...

ATTENTION:  Please contact me and I can email a booklet

302-335-3635

hmbcdb@aol.com

Click Here to learn more about the Retreat


"I received my order yesterday & just wanted to tell you thanks so much. The color is spectacular. Very vibrant. I will definitely order from you again." Valorie

One of our Jewel Wine Space Dyed Reed

Advice

Wetting

Add a few drop of fabric softner to your water when wetting dyed reed, helping to keep your dyed reed as dyed as possible and to prevent bleeding. Your natual reed should be wetter than yours dyed reed, so that the dyed reed wick that water to it without color and not the natural reed wicking from the dyed reed with color. The dryer you weave with both the better.

Weaving

Cane has two sides the right sided is the bark and only take the dye in some places. The wrong side of the cane is porous and take the dye very good.  You can weave with either side. Using the right side give you a mute look. Using the wrong side out will give you a bright look.

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Shipping

Not Shipping between June 20 and July 4

PLEASE READ: When you place an order, you will be charged for the items only, THEN when we determine the shipping charge (using standard USPS or UPS charges), we will send you a separate invoice for shipping.  If you have any questions, please email us!

Please allow two to three weeks for delivery. I do not keep large stock so that reed and cane is fresh. Weather can cause longer delay.  If it is rainy or very humid I do not dye.

All package are shipped USPS Priority Mail (Eastern Coast 1 - 2 days;  Midwest 1 - 3 days; West Coast 2- 5 days) and this comes with tracking and email notification but if you would like save on shipping, we can ship USPS Ground for less.  You will have to request this and we will send a refund for the different in shipping, but can take up to 10 days for West Coast.  Alaska may required addition shipping and time.

All color are hand mixed and not all colors, sizes or large quantities are in stock.  They will be dyed as soon as time and weather permits but this can take some time to dye and dry.  We like the reed or cane to dye for at least 10 days to two weeks. If the weather is damp or very cold this can take some additional time.  If you do not have this extra time please note this on your order.

I teach and vend out of town several times during the year so I can not dye during these times.

Additional shipping fees may apply for orders from Alaska or Hawaii, so please call for shipping charges.

Prices Increase

Reed and Cane prices are going up with every shipment we receive, since supplies are being held up in China.  These prices are for current stock and  will increase as I dye new reed and cane.  Thank you for your understanding.

Click Here to Peruse our Current Prices.

Dyed Reed, Cane and Baskets

Magnolia Baskets offers a variety of space dyed and solid dyed reed and cane. Denise usually dyes 2.0mm and 2.50mm cane and does accept special requests.

Only in stock items shipped between now and Christmas. No shipping between Christmas and the 15th of January.


Read before Ordering Dyed Reed

Due to all the wet weather,  it is impossible to dye and have the Reed dry.  In-stock Reed can be shipped, please email with any questions.


We Now Have Reed and Nantucket Baskets

10" traditional Nantucket cherry stave rim base and handle 20 dia 9" height. $350We are now selling our baskets , and will make similar baskets once the originals are sold.  These baskets are made at Magnolia Baskets, and use our dyed reed!  We have a wide variety, including Nantucket, Traditional, Jail House, Round Baskets, Lazy Susans, Purses, Bird Houses, Sand Pails, Bread Baskets, Trays, Shelf Baskets, and many more!

If the original baskets are not available, it will take 6 to 8 weeks to ship.

 Please Click Here to see our Selection!


The Nuts & Bolts of Nantucket Basket Weaving

New Book: The Nuts and Bolts of Nantucket Basket Weaving

"THIS STEP-BY-STEP PICTORIAL REFERENCE GUIDE COVERS ALL of the techniques you will need to begin making both traditional and modern Nantucket Baskets. Relying on almost 42 years combined experience in weaving baskets, the authors convey hundreds of tips and methods (that they learned the hard way!), and truly provide you with the "Nuts and Bolts of Nantucket Basket Weaving". Over 250 photos and illustrations will give you the confidence to start making these time-honored masterpieces yourself. Topics covered in this book include: Designing your Nantucket basket, Materials, Weaving with Cane & Hardwood, Working with Bases, Rims & Handles, Completing your Nantucket Basket and Applying the Perfect Finish. Whether you are a beginning weaver who wants to get started, or an experienced weaver who wants to advance your skills, this book is for you.”

To order Inscribed Copies of 'The Nuts and Bolts of Nantucket Basket Weaving':

Joni sign & inscribe:
Denise sign & inscribe:

BOOK PRICE - $29.99

EACH PLUS SHIPPING PLEASE ALLOW APPROXIMATELY 3-4 WEEKS FOR PERSONALIZED COPIES OF THE BOOK TO ARRIVE.  WHEN WE HAVE A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF BOOKS IN STOCK, WE HOPE TO REDUCE THE WAITING TIME FOR DELIVERY.

To order directly from Amazon, click here!


Diamond Shadows Basket in the Delaware by Hand Master Exhibition

Every few years the Biggs Museum hosts a juried competition of their Delaware By Hand artist’s membership in order to select individual artists that are deemed masters of their craft.  Each artist selects several pieces of their work that will be showcased in the exhibition at the museum from April 3rd – June 14th; and on April 25th one of the 12 finalists will be selected to be the Master Crafter.


Space Dyed

Space Dyed Reed and Cane is either reed or cane that is dyed with multiple colors. Magnolia Baskets offers several standard space dyed combinations to choose from (see Color Combinations) as well as any custom combination (additional charges may apply). All sizes are available in a full coil, and half coils may be ordered for 1/2 and 3/8 inch sizes.

Rainbow
Rainbow
Electric Blue
Electric Blue
Parrot
Parrot
Space Dyed Color - SunsetOur Newest Color: Sunset

Solid Dyed

Solid Dyed Reed and Cane is reed or cane that is dyed with one color. Solid Colored can come in a wide variety of colors. Magnolia Baskets offers standard colors (see color color selections) but will also mix colors in order to acheive the perfect color for any basket (additional charges may apply for mixed colors).

 

New Items

We now have 1/4 in. Flat and 1/4 in. Flat Oval Reed in 8-yard packets.

  • Space dyed $3.50   Space dyed available in our color combinations
  • Solid Color $3.50   Solid Colors would be Lime green, Blue, purple, dark pink, yellow, orange, dark green, wine, turquoise, and dark blue.

 

Why Use Dyed Reed and Dyed Cane

Using Dyed staves and Dyed Weaver

Solid Dyed Reed and Cane add variety and creativity to the basket weaving process, as the basket above shows.  We can show you how to use the dyed reed and cane, and will be adding more photos.

 

About us and our love of dying and weaving

Magnolia Baskets was established in 2004 by Denise Bendelewski under the name “ A Great Day to Dye”. Denise has over 15 years experience in the basket making, teaching, and dying business.  Here's an example of our artwork, and baskets...

Magnolia Baskets Artwork and Weaving

 

From our customers...

I received my order yesterday & just wanted to tell you thanks so much. The color is spectacular. Very vibrant. I will definitely order from you again. Valorie


Joni Langston gave me your email to reference to the reed she purchased from you  --- It was beautiful.    Elaine


I received my shipment, and I am delighted with the colors...Now I am wondering if you have anythin in a yellow/orange/red space dyed, or if that is not a viable combination. I am planning on placing an order, and picking it up at North Carolina Convention, if you will e vending there. Please let me know. thanks Sue

 

Basket Weaving Classes

Magnolia Baskets Weaving Classes

Check Here for Details and Schedules on our next Basket Weaving Classes

 

Woodland Nantucket Retreat

Magnolia, Delaware: April 23-26, 2015 and June 25-June 28, 2015

Summerfield, NC: May 25-28, 2015 August 13-16, 2015

ATTENTION:  Please contact me and I can email a booklet (302-335-3635 or hmbcdb@aol.com )

About the Retreat:

  • The Woodland Nantucket Retreats are being held at Magnolia Baskets in Magnolia, Delaware, and in Summerfield, North Carolina at Handmade North Carolina Baskets.
  • The studios in Delaware and North Carolina are surrounded with woods creating a relaxing atmosphere. Class space is limited to insure personal attention for every student. The Retreats are designed to fit your needs.
  • The Retreats have been re-designed. Every Retreat has 2 options-4 days (Thursday through Sunday) or 3 days (Friday through Sunday) - you may choose the time that best suits your schedule and/or your project choice(s). We have added new projects and included the past favorites.
  • Students will have several different options for the weekend. This year there are so many requests and choices available. We will focus on developing patterns (twills/ steps) in Nantuckets and using hardwood staves/dyed/space dyed cane. (WE HAVE SEVERAL NEW PATTERNS)
  • The retreats are limited to 20 people with two teachers Joni Dee Ross and Denise Bendelewski
  • If there is a Nantucket you have been dying to make we would be glad to help you make your dreams come true Joni-Dee Ross

Denise also co-owns and operates the Woodland Nantucket Retreats with Joni-Dee Ross  who began weaving in 1996 with Denise. Joni-Dee owns Handmade North Carolina Baskets  - a basket and weaving supply company. Five Woodland Retreats are held throughout the year. Students attending the Woodland Retreats work closely with Joni-Dee and Denise to design a weekend of weaving the Nantucket Basket(s) of their choice.

 

 
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