Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Oval or split reed comes in sizes 5 and 7

Oval or split reed comes in sizes 5 and 7



Oval or split reed comes in sizes 5 and 7. This reed makes artistic hanging baskets.

The flat 38 inch wide is often used in making foundations for sweet grass baskets, and it also makes durable scrap baskets.

Raffia is the outside covering of the Madagascar palm. It is a light, tough material imported in the natural or straw color, but may be dyed in many beautiful colors. It is sold in bundles or braids of from one to four pounds. Care should be exercised in using this material. It is advisable to keep it in canvas bags or hang it in braids in the class room, as careless handling may cause untidiness or tend to disorder in the class room.



Fonte:  Basketry and Handicraft

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