BrightExpectations

Hand Woven Traditional Reed Baskets, Patterns, and Kits

Naples, Florida On Etsy since 2012

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BrightExpectations

Hand Woven Traditional Reed Baskets, Patterns, and Kits

Naples, Florida | 2,114 Sales

Announcement    Bright Expectations Baskets specializes in traditional hand woven baskets. Table baskets, storage baskets, laundry baskets, wall baskets, serving baskets, market baskets... baskets of every type, color, and size. Baskets have a never ending list of possibilities for their design and their purpose. Enjoy browsing the "Ready-to-Ship" shop section for quick delivery options. You can always contact me for your custom basket requests too!

Basket weaving patterns and kits are available for all levels of weavers. Patterns and kits are based on my own original designs and concepts and are immediately available after purchase by digital download - no more waiting on snail mail to arrive. More patterns are in the works, so please check back often.

I can also have custom hard wood bases (not pine) made for you in any size or shape. Pre-finished bases (stained and polyurethane sealed) are also an option.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 16, 2019

Bright Expectations Baskets specializes in traditional hand woven baskets. Table baskets, storage baskets, laundry baskets, wall baskets, serving baskets, market baskets... baskets of every type, color, and size. Baskets have a never ending list of possibilities for their design and their purpose. Enjoy browsing the "Ready-to-Ship" shop section for quick delivery options. You can always contact me for your custom basket requests too!

Basket weaving patterns and kits are available for all levels of weavers. Patterns and kits are based on my own original designs and concepts and are immediately available after purchase by digital download - no more waiting on snail mail to arrive. More patterns are in the works, so please check back often.

I can also have custom hard wood bases (not pine) made for you in any size or shape. Pre-finished bases (stained and polyurethane sealed) are also an option.

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Becky Bechtel

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Becky Bechtel

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About BrightExpectations

Sales 2,114
On Etsy since 2012

For the love of baskets...

I love to create baskets. I love the challenge of figuring out a new basket design or pattern. I love working with a buyer on a custom order. I love weaving with some awesome friends. I love looking at baskets. I love using baskets. Well, I guess I just love baskets, lol!

I have always thrived when learning a new craft or hobby - and just ask my husband, I have a LOT of them. But weaving baskets is by far my favorite. There is something about looking at a roll of reed and having a vision of the end product that is exciting. I am always looking for new ideas and don't often follow an exact pattern. Some days I just grab some reed and free form the design as each row progresses.

As I have been exploring more contemporary designs for my basketry, I've been drawn into fluid acrylic paint pouring. There are so many different techniques! My shop continues to expand highlighting unique, one-of-a-kind wood bases that display these varying techniques. You'll see these painted and epoxy resin (high temperature and food grade) coated wood bases pop up in mini drilled bases for either twining or pine needle coiling, as bases used in my own baskets available for sale, and soon to be released ... basket weaving kits and sold individually for your own creative weaving.

I wish that each one of you could drop by my studio, have a cup of coffee, browse through the inventory of baskets, and just chat. If that's not possible, then please enjoy looking at my listings and always feel free to send me a message.

May you have a blessed day filled with "Bright Expectations"!

Shop members

  • Becky Bechtel

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    Designing and creating baskets is a passion for me. I love weaving a basket to either serve a purpose or a specific function, to fit a designated space, or as an artistic piece of decor. There is beauty in the most simple or complex basket.

Production partners

  • Sew-Ray-Me

    Dahlgren, IL

    Sherri (owner of Sew-Ray-Me) is a friend and entrepreneur with a custom sewing and stitching business. We collaborated on ideas and designs and she brought the tags to life. I couldn't be more proud to have her create these unique tags for me to offer in my shop to other basket weavers.

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Last updated on Mar 28, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Do you accept custom order requests?

I welcome custom basket requests! Just message me your specifics and I'll be happy to work with you to weave just the basket you are looking for. I'll need dimensions, color, and pattern/design changes if they differ from one of my listings. Or just send me a photo of one you have found and I'll try to duplicate it.

Digital Downloads of Basket Weaving Patterns Terms of Use:

By purchasing or downloading a pattern from Bright Expectations, you are purchasing a license to use the pattern for PERSONAL use and agree to the following terms: All digital images and/or sample images contained within are Copyright © Becky Bechtel / Bright Expectations LLC, and all rights reserved. Each pattern is for your personal use only and is not to be redistributed in any way, used for commercial purposes, or claimed as your own.

For what you can and cannot do with a purchased pattern from Bright Expectations, please reference additional pertinent information contained in the listing.

How will my basket be shipped?

Shipping is normally provided by USPS Parcel Select. Depending on your location and/or the size of the basket, Priority Mail may be available at no extra cost and I will compare on each shipment. Priority or Express Mail are always available at an additional fee, if you choose. Each buyer will be provided a delivery tracking number once the item ships. If you would like "signature required", please let me know and I will add. Larger items may be shipped by UPS or FedEx. For shipment outside the continental U.S., please contact me for estimated pricing.