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If you are not comfortable using Pay Pal, you have the following options:
1. Call me with your order: 570-753-3455
2. E-mail your order to me: patricia.yunkes@gmail.com
3. Go to the column on the left side of this page and click on order form. Print it out, fill it out, and put it in the mail to Patricia Baskets, 40 Mallard Lane, Jersey Shore, Pa. 17740.

Please direct your questions to:

Patricia Yunkes
Patricia Baskets
40 Mallard Lane
Jersey Shore, Pa. 17740
e-mail: patricia.yunkes@gmail.com

Newsletter Archives

* Available in Reprints. To order any of the Newsletters marked with *, send a SASE with your request and $2 and I will mail it to you.

** E-mail me for Information on these- I have a copy of this newsletter, but not on my computer. If you want an article from this newsletter, let me know and I will copy or type it (the article) up for you. Sorry, probably cannot duplicate any pictures. Send a SASE with your request and $1 and I will mail it to you.

*** Not Available - Does Anyone Have a Copy? Requesting Copies on these early Newsletters
Some of the early ones were lost when my hard drive went down. If I do not have a copy, they are marked with ***. These are not available unless someone has a back copy and is willing to share it. I do have what was on them as those files were secure on back-up discs. They are May 01, June-July 01, December 01.

Free Patterns may or may not be available. E-mail me with your request.


Below is a list of all the newsletters published by Patricia Baskets.


October 2000**
Articles-First Issue - about the newsletter
Kits-Advent star - German Star
Hint- #2 round reed breaking when weaving around a rim.

November-December 2000**
Article-Hand Care
Free Pattern - Box made from Christmas Cards
Hint-Shaping baskets
Hint- recipe for crimson red dye?


January 2001**
Articles-Preparing for the new year
Teach a kid
Nantucket Horror Stories
Hints- More Weaving and shaping baskets

February-March 2001**
Articles- Love Conventions
Free Pattern-Roping
Hint-Making your baskets look good

April 2001**
Articles: Gathering Bark
Rain sticks
Question of the Month
Hint of the Month
Antiques and Collectibles
Free Pattern-Bark Pouch - How to gather bark
Technique- splicing sea grass


May 2001*
Does any one have a Copy?

June-July 2001*
Does any one have a Copy?

December 2001*
Does any one have a Copy?


January 2002**
Articles: Finally keeping last year's basket resolutions
How to design your own baskets
Nantucket Lore and History
What is a Nantucket Basket?
Hint of the Month-Bleeding Colors
Free Pattern and/or Technique-Lacing for rims

April-May 2002**
Articles: Looking for Antiques on way to convention
Planting basket materials in your garden
New Year resolutions…again
Question of the Month-Finding Hemp
Free Pattern and/or Technique-S curls

June-July 2002*
Baskets & Friendships
Sources of Income-Baskets
CD on basket making
Question of the Month- what kind of material do you use in your Advent Stars?
Hint of the Month-None
Antiques and Collectibles-Plated Purse
Free Pattern and/or Technique-Candy Dish

August-September-October 2002*
What I do for a Newsletter
Sources of Income-shows
Teaching Seneca Lake
Geauga Flea Market
Students who does well
New Children's CD
Question of the Month-1) baby buggy pattern - 2) pine bark containers
Hint of the Month-None
Antiques and Collectibles-Makak-the all purpose Indian basket
Free Pattern and/or Technique- Daisy Basket - small

November-December 2002*
Sources of Income: shows
Basket from 1980
Hong Kong hoops
"Weavers Words"
Question of the Month- staining baskets and masking with tape
Hint of the Month-Use a paper collar for displaying gourds or baskets with round bottoms
Antiques and Collectibles- Teneriffe woven basket
Free Pattern -Flowers on Baskets-poinsettias, tulips, sunflowers, daffodils


January-February 2003*
Sources of Income: Teaching
Lita & River Cane Baskets
Question of the Month-touching up a crack on a colored reed basket - and removing bleeding stains
Antiques and Collectibles-River Cane Baskets
Free Pattern -Indian Match Stick Rim
Technique-Split a spoke to weave continuously

March-April 2003*
Articles: Sources of Income: Repair Work
Credit Cards
Pnobscott dying
Rug Beaters
Design Contest
Question of the Month-wanted, Tenerife animal patterns
Antiques and Collectibles-Plaited purse-prison art
Free Pattern-1) Shaker Weave and Chase Basket. 2) plaiting with paper
FreeTechnique-1) Replacing broken spokes. 2) Making a "slider".

May-June 2003*
Sources of Income: Consignment Shops
Your Personal Technique
Question of the Month-How do I lash in a tight area
Hint of the Month-Using pony tail bands
Antiques and Collectibles-Coiled and Teneriffe baskets
Free Pattern and/or Technique-Spider Webbing

September-October 2003**
Articles-Source of Income-Selling Patterns
Lomond Elementary School
Abraxas student-Rain Stick
Rain sticks from Abraxas
Coping with the weather-dying reed with no electricity
Question of the Month
Hint of the Month-Using twist ties to mark place and secure rim.
Antiques and Collectibles-Sewing basket
Teneriffe basket puzzle solved
Free Pattern-Rug Beater
Techniques-Tying spokes with a spring

November-December 2003*
Sources of Income - Selling Patterns
Pattern testers wanted
Research on purse and Snowflake
What's new - Carefree Days - found stone cup
Question of the Month-How to put feet on baskets to make them sit straight
Looking forTeneriffe animals
Hint of the Month- Collars to sit baskets on
Antiques and Collectibles-Rye Straw Baskets
Free Pattern-Flat Angel


January-February 2004*
Lissa Hunter Exhibition
Safety First
Museum & Americana Shops
Test Patterns for Patricia Baskets
Question of the Month-Information on how to research Nantucket baskets
Hint of the Month-Sanding spokes and wetting reed
Antiques and Collectibles-Nantucket Baskets-How to tell an import
Free Pattern and/or Technique-Napkin Basket with Fancy Handle

March-April-May 2004*
Spring-Willow gathering
Mayan Baskets
Baskets have changed over the years
Local Girl Scouts
St. Alberts
Question of the Month- Is there anything you can do to save dry brittle reed?
Hint of the Month-Weave with the grain of the reed in mind
Antiques and Collectibles-Twill basketry
Free Pattern and/or Technique-Simply twill

June 2004 - None published

July-August 2004*
Looking for that Special Find
San Xavier Mission in Arizona and their Papago Baskets
A basket story - A child teaches me to weave more than a bracelet
Question of Month-On day lily leaves
Hint of Month - Washing Gourds
Kit of Month - Picnic Basket
Free Pattern and/or Technique - Hanging Vase - Packing baskets
Antiques and Collectibles - Papago Baskets



Visit this related website for craft information of interest.

Catheryn Peters - Wickerwoman

The Sawmill Art Center

Noresta Cane & Reed

Natural Fibers Group

American Gourd Society

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Patricia Yunkes, 40 Mallard Lane, Jersey Shore, Pa. 17740 ..............Phone: 570-753-3455
E-Mail - patricia.yunkes@gmail.com ........Web Page - www.patriciabaskets.com