Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Model 10. Fig. 13 Desk Utility Basket

Model 10. Fig. 13 Desk Utility Basket



Fig. 13

Material

8 spokes No. 4 reed, 5 inches.
31 spokes No. 2 reed, 10 inches.
Weavers No. 2 Natural and No. 2 Green.

Make a bottom five inches. For the sides insert the thirty-one spokes in the bottom, one inch from edge. Place each spoke by the side of a base spoke. Turn up sharply and with three green weavers, make two rows of triple twist in this manner.



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Separate Bottom Baskets

Separate Bottom Baskets


Separate bottom basket: the bottom of the basket is made separate from the sides, the latter being made by inserting spokes between the weaving, after the bottom is finished, and attaching them with an upsetting of three, four, or five rod coils. A bottom with an even number of spokes is woven with two weavers in pairing, or with three in triple twist.



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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Match Tray

Match Tray

Model 9. Fig. 12 Match Tray



Fig. 12

This little basket may either be used for holding matches or tooth picks. It is woven in No. 2 natural reed over a small drinking glass, with No. 00 as weaver. When finished, stain in old rose “Easy Dye” diluting the dye to get the tint desired.

Material

5 spokes No. 2 reed, 1012 inches.
1 spoke No. 2 reed, 6 inches.
2 Weavers No. 00 reed.
Handle 2 strands No. 00 reed, 24 inches.

Weave a base 118 inches with No. 00 reed. Turn sharply upward and continue weaving until fifty-one rows of single weaving are woven. Be careful to keep the spokes straight and to weave closely. Complete the tray with Closed Border No. 1.

Make the ring handles one inch in diameter and attach to the basket under the border.



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No. 1 Jardiniere

No. 1 Jardiniere

Model 8. Fig. 11 No. 1 Jardiniere



Fig. 11

This flower pot covering basket is made of the natural reed. It may either be dipped in any shade of dye or stained. The one illustrated was dipped in dye when completed.

Material

8 spokes No. 4 reed, 18 inches.
1 spoke No. 4 reed, 10 inches.
Weavers No. 2 reed.

Weave a bottom 414 inches. The sides are made by holding the spokes outward until 412 inches are woven. This makes the diameter of the basket 434 inches. To obtain the outward slanting effect point the spokes straight out towards the weaver, and, after weaving four rows turn and hold the spokes slantingly upward. Finish this weave with six more rows. Complete the basket with the Closed Border No. 2.



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Monday, March 3, 2014

Complete the basket with the following closed border

Complete the basket with the following closed border



Change the reed now to green. Hold the spokes well in toward the center and draw the weaver tightly. Work a band of green one inch and finish the weaving with one inch of natural reed. Complete the basket with the following closed border:

Closed Border No. 3

As in the Closed Border No. 1 and No. 2, run each spoke back of the next spoke on the right and out to the front. The second row is woven by placing each spoke in front of the next three spokes to the right and back of the sixth. Weave each spoke in this way until the row is completed.


Diagram No. 19. Closed Border No. 3


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And separate the spokes with green raffia

And separate the spokes with green raffia



Weave a center, and separate the spokes with green raffia. With No. 2 natural reed weave a base 312 inches. Turn the sides up and drawing them outward weave ten rows. Change the reed to No. 2 green and holding the spokes in the same manner, weave a band of green 78 inch wide, then a band of the natural color 112 inches wide.



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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Model 7. Fig. 10 Barrel Shaped Fancy Basket

Model 7. Fig. 10 Barrel Shaped Fancy Basket



Fig. 10

This basket is woven over green spokes, with green bands about an inch from the top and bottom of basket. Green rings may be made for handle.

Material

8 spokes No. 4 green reed, 20 inches.
1 spoke No. 4 green reed, 11 inches.
Weavers No. 2 natural.
Weavers No. 2 green.
1 strand green raffia.


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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Weave the center of this basket with brown

Weave the center of this basket with brown



Weave the center of this basket with brown raffia to carry out the same effect as the brown reed.

Weave 114 inches with raffia. With a No. 2 brown weaver continue the weaving until a base 212 inches is woven. After the sides are turned up, continue weaving up the sides, drawing the spokes gradually outward toward the weaver, until the basket measures 212 inches high. Continue the weaving, drawing the weaver tightly and pressing the spokes in toward the center, until 134 inches more are woven. The basket should now have a slightly rounded effect. The diameter of basket should now be about three inches. The basket is curved outward in the following manner. Work the spokes outward and press them down toward the side of basket; hold firmly and continue the weaving in an easy manner. When nine rows of weaving are finished, complete the basket with Closed Border No. 1.



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Tooth-brush Holder

Tooth-brush Holder

Model 6. Fig. 9 Tooth-brush Holder



Fig. 9

This little curved basket is woven with brown reed over natural color spokes. The border is of the natural color reed being a continuation of the spokes.

Material

8 spokes No. 3 reed, 15 inches.
1 spoke No. 3 reed, 8 inches.
Several rings No. 2 brown reed.
1 strand brown raffia.


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