Your Melon Basket will amaze and impress your friends!
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This is NOT your mother’s simple, old fashioned watermelon basket. These are simple to make, and impressive when complete! You’ll see.
You can use your melon baskets as a fruit salad bowl or as a bowl to hold sweet yogurt dip. You can carve an entire melon with the weave pattern and use the completed melon as a vase for real flowers, or for carved fruit and vegetable flowers. If you know how to carve the roses and melon flowers taught in my other lessons, Carving Watermelons, Roses, Buds and Leaves and Melon Carving, Smooth and Jagged Petals, you can carve the basket and flowers into one beautiful melon that can be used as a centerpiece for a fruit tray. However you choose to use your melon baskets, you’ll have fun watching jaws drop when people see your lovely melon baskets.
These Melon Basket Weave lessons are designed to function much like a live class. You will be able to carve along with the video. The questions that you are likely to have are answered as we progress through the lessons. You’ll see common mistakes and you’ll see how to avoid or fix them. You always have a front row seat with a clear view and sound. And you can review your video lessons any time that you want to refresh your memory.
This basket weave pattern is great year round. In the spring, you can carve pretty melon Easter baskets with fruit instead of candy filled baskets. And, you’ll find this pattern useful for making watermelon baskets of all sizes for all of your summer picnics. Your friends will be green with envy when your show up to potlucks with your beautiful carved melon baskets. You can even use this basket weave pattern with pumpkins, come Autumn.
These video instructions are intended for those who have completed at least my video lessons, Carving Watermelons, Roses, Buds and Leaves. However, it’s easy enough for beginners.
“Nita for sure you are the best instructor I have. I found your carving lesson very easy to follow and learn quickly. Thank you for making carving easy learning. Rgds Saada Al Taei”
“Thank you so much for your wonderful lessons” -Janette (Blanca)
“Nita, first thing I want to say is, that I am having the time of my life since discovering your website. I am a Head Catering Captain and am now doing alot of carving on location……. .I just have one more comment, Carving Really Does Make You Happy! Thank You So Much!” – Janice H Matt
“Thanks for being always there for us . you are amazing mentor !” Parisa Bahmani
This 44 minute Melon Basket Weave video lesson will show you exactly how, step-by-step to carve the basket design onto honeydew melons. You will see clear close ups and hear descriptions and instructions that will make it easy for you to follow along. If you have seen my other melon carving video instructions, you are already familiar with the quality of my videos. The exact same pattern can be carved to make watermelon baskets and cantaloupe baskets.
Whether you join the melon basket weave video lessons on DVD or with the ONLINE only version, you will be able to view your lessons in your online membership. That way you can start learning before your DVDs arrive And, there is no expiration date so that you can come back and watch any time to refresh your memory.
With my easy to follow, step-by-step video instructions, you’ll be carving your own melon basket patterns very soon.
FREE BONUS – Pumpkin Basket Weave
NEW! FREE BONUS Pumpkin Basket Weave Instructions within online membership. (You get online membership with both the DVD version and the ONLINE ONLY version.) There are special tricks needed to carve the basket weave onto pumpkins. Our Pattern Transfer Fabric helps.
The pumpkin basket weave pattern can be used to make a vase for an Autumn flower arrangement.
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Ooohs and Aaaahs are guaranteed. You’ll be hearing them soon. You’ll see.
I highly recommend our Thai Pro Knife with flexible blade for carving this pattern. You may be able to use a sharp pointed paring knife. However, the long thin sharp blade of the Thai Pro knife makes carving this pattern easier. An ordinary divider (compass) is optional. It’s helpful for carving even circles. You may also get one many office supply stores. If you don’t already have a Thai Pro Knife, you can add the it to your cart using the buttons below in the section titled, “Related Products”.