This is Laverne's basket which she shared last month in My Corner of the World. She made it 7 years ago using rolled up newspaper for reed to weave it.
And now, because I am not afraid to try something new, here is my first attempt at basket weaving!
As you can see, it's very rough. The good news is that I'll get better.
My lovely wife Tracy saw this and said she did baskets like this in Campfire Girls. She hasn't thought about it in years.
Laverne said to get a full sheet of newspaper (2 pages) and tear it down into thirds. Then take a knitting needle and starting at the bottom left corner at about 30 degree angle and start rolling sideways to make a long tube. Keep the first few rolls very tight. Use a bit of white glue to hold the last bit. You'll get a tapered tube that is smaller at one end and flares at the other. You can push small end into large end to as you go to add more tube.
So I made some tubes at work and made the above basket just to start getting the feel of it. I did not have a knitting needle so I used a nail from the work bench. No white glue so I used some cellophane tape. What can I say? It's got to get better.
I have to go surf the web for basketweaving info.