By Lyn Syler, Carolyn Kemp
Newcomers in addition to complex basketmakers should be surprised through the diversity of fabrics and strategies tested during this totally illustrated consultant. step by step directions for twenty-four initiatives, 8 of that are particularly designed for starting weavers, are provided in the designated lay-flat binding and describe the whole project—from weaving the bottom and scary the edges to employing a deal with and completing with a rim. styles are provided for special creations resembling an Abenaki-style knitting basket, a material melon basket, a natural-vine wall basket, and a braided, twill tote. a unique picture insert comprises photos of baskets from worldwide, making this a gorgeous publication to either use and demonstrate.
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The base length is very important because the handle is a fixed dimension and has very little flexibility. If your base is too long or too short, the handle will not fit. Take your time as you lash the base, and later weave the sides, to check your dimensions with this fact in mind. Braided & Twill Tote Place the second horizontal spoke above the first and take the cane and bring it over the two horizontal spokes, leaving a cane width space in between the spokes. Lash this spoke on by going to the left.
Cut 26 spokes 20” long from 1/4" flat oval reed for the front. To start this project, gather the regular basket-making tools plus a hot glue gun and a mold for the basket. The mold can be short like a plastic storage container for shoes, measuring about 6” x 11”on the bottom, or it can be a tall rectangular waste can about 7” x 11” on the bottom. See DIAGRAM 1. Take a ruler with you and check out the local discount store. The tall mold will be easier to use. When using the short mold, the bottom will have to be loosened and moved up as weaving progresses.
Weave the braid weave until this section measures 3”. End your weaving by tapering the last weaver about 6” to match the beginning weaver. Now you will go back to the Japanese weaving with the 3/8” flat oval for a total of 4 rows. Don’t forget to taper the beginning and ending weavers just as you did before. rim row 7 RIM ROW: Weave one row of start/stop weaving of over 1 and under 1 with a wet piece of 3/8” flat. Dampen all the outside spokes and tuck them into the weaving inside the basket for 2-3 rows.