A Simple First Step. In any craft or sporting activity it is advantageous to have a simple first step for beginners, especially if it is easy and enjoyable. At the Northumbria Basketry Group Open Day held at the RNLI Grace Darling Museum in the half term holiday members of the public visiting the site made two types of simple basket. This was an activity where members of a family could work together to make something useful and discover the joy of creating a basket. Click on the image to enlarge it.