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Antique Basket with Curls.
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Antique Basket with Curls
¼, 1/2" flat reed or ash
If using reed also need ½” ash for curls
Soak all materials before using. If material gets too dry do not soak handle, spray reed with water.
1. Cut 14 spokes from 1/2" flat - 24" long
2. Lay out the base with the 7 spokes horizontally
3. Weave in 7 spokes vertically, over and under as needed.
4. Base measures 6" square.
5. Upset spokes by folding upwards carefully. (Bend over thumb nail)
Starting on one side of basket, weave 9 start/stop rows using 1/2" reed, overlapping 4 spokes at end of each row. Use clothes pins at corners and to hold rows in place as needed
Turn basket ¼ turn before starting each row.
Fold and tuck the outside spokes.
Cut off the inside spokes.
Wrap the rim with 1/2" flat on inside and outside of basket.
Use seagrass for filler.
Hold all pieces in place with clothespins or cable ties.
Lash with 1/4" flat.
Make 3 rows of curls on the first 6 rows of weaving using ash.
Decorate basket as you desire.
Always sign and date the bottom of your basket with a permanent marker.
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