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January 2015

Antique Basket with Curls.
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Antique Basket with Curls
Materials:
, 1/2" flat reed or ash
If using reed also need ash for curls
seagrass
Soak all materials before using. If material gets too dry do not soak handle, spray reed with water.
Preparation
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)
Weave:
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 turn before starting each row.
Fold and tuck the outside spokes.
Cut off the inside spokes.
Rim:
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.
Curls:
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.
supplies available at W. H. Baskets
created by Wanda Haydt wanda@whbaskets.com
Wanda Haydt
wanda@whbaskets.com
www.whbaskets.com



Pattern for personal use only, cannot be sold.
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