I know that I have not written much on basket weaving thus far so I will try and remedy that problem very soon. It has been too hot in my weaving spot to get much accomplished. The reed dries out so quickly in the heat that it makes weaving a challenge!
I have been scouring web sites on this topic to try and bring you some fantastic material but instead I have picked up viruses on some of those sites so I can’t recommend them to you. Instead I have found a little tutorial on how to weave a small basket with round reed that you may be interested in looking at here.
If you have never woven a basket before and want to learn how, then take a class if one is ever offered in your area. Hands on, with a good instructor in the room is really the best way to get your feet wet! Make sure you start with a simple basket. You want your first experience to be pleasant and feel as though you have accomplished something. If you can’t find a class to attend than start with a good instructional book. The Basket Book is just one of those that I would recommend. There is a copy on eBay right now that is very inexpensive. Once you understand the basics than you can branch out and buy individual patterns or booklets and should be able to tackle just about anything!