Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Sewing Basket in Double Weaving

Sewing Basket in Double Weaving

Model 13. Fig. 16 Sewing Basket in Double Weaving



Fig. 16

Material

10 spokes No. 4 natural reed, 512 inches.
21 spokes No. 4 natural reed, 18 inches.
Weavers No. 2 natural reed.
Weavers No. 2 brown reed.
Weavers No. 4 brown reed.
Handle 2 pieces No. 5 brown reed, 8 inches.
3 weavers No. 2 brown reed.

Make a five inch base. Fasten the sides with an upset of two rows brown triple. The sides of this basket are woven in double weaving, one weaver of brown, the other of natural color. Eighteen rows of slewing with two rows of brown triple finish the weaving of the basket. Hold the spoke slightly out and up while weaving. Complete the basket with border described in preceding sewing basket. Handle is made as in preceding basket.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Handle

Handle

Handle



Handle

Place one end of an 8 inch spoke well down by the side of one of the spokes in the basket. Place the other end down the basket leaving about a three inch space between the ends. To the left of the handle place a brown weaver by the side of the inserted end of handle, bring it up over the handle on the outside, and weave three twists around the handle about an inch apart; bring the weaver over the handle to the inside of basket, down under the triple and out to the front. Follow the twist around the handle with the weaver until the handle is completely covered. End the weaver by bringing it up from the inside of the basket between the handle and down through the border and triple twist where it is lost amid the weaving.

Monday, December 29, 2014

And weave four rows in pairing

And weave four rows in pairing

And weave four rows in pairing



Over a 10 spoke center, weave in pairing, six rows in natural color, change to brown and white, and weave four rows in pairing, change the weave to natural and complete the bottom which should be five inches in diameter. After inserting spokes for the sides, weave an upset in two rows of wale weave. Place a natural color weaver back of one spoke and weave one row around, stopping at the spoke where the weaving was begun; back of the spoke, to the right of the one where the first weaver was placed, insert the brown weaver and weave around until the first weaver is reached. Continue this weave, first the natural then the brown, holding the spokes all the time slightly up and outward. Do this until thirty-eight rows of weaving are finished, nineteen of each color, alternating white and brown stripes. Finish the basket with two rows of triple twist and the following border. First row, each spoke is brought back of the one to the right and out, second row each spoke is brought in front of next three to the right and in back of the fourth spoke.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Striped Sewing Basket

Striped Sewing Basket

Model 12. Fig. 15 Striped Sewing Basket



Fig. 15

The following three baskets are given to show how colored reed may be introduced and the effective result.

Material

10 spokes No. 4 brown reed, 512 inches.
21 spokes No. 4 natural reed, 15 inches.
Weavers No. 2 natural reed.
Weavers No. 2 brown reed.
Weavers No. 4 brown reed.
Handle 2 pieces No. 5 brown reed, 8 inches.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Covering For Small Flower Pot

Covering For Small Flower Pot

Model 11. Fig. 14 Covering For Small Flower Pot



Fig. 14

Material

8 spokes No. 4 reed, 5 inches.
34 spokes No. 2 reed, 18 inches.
No. 2 natural reed used as weavers.
No. 3 natural reed used in triple twist.

Over the 8 spoke center weave a base in pairing, 412 inches in diameter. Separate 34 spokes in groups of twos, and considering each group of spokes as one spoke, insert them in base. One spoke in base will have a group placed each side of it, making 17 spokes. Attach the sides to base with an upset of two rows of rope twist. Work eighteen rows in double weave. The spokes are now flared slightly outward and five more rows complete the weaving.

The basket is finished off with No. 2 Closed Border. Continue the use of the two spokes as one throughout the border.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Place each of the three weavers back of a consecutive spoke

Place each of the three weavers back of a consecutive spoke

Place each of the three weavers back of a consecutive spoke



Place each of the three weavers back of a consecutive spoke, and beginning with the first weaver to the left, place it in front of the next two spokes to the right, back of the next spoke and then out to the front. Treat the other two weavers the same way, bringing each weaver in front of two spokes, back of one and out to the front. Continue this until two rows are woven.

With No. 2 natural reed weave 212 inches, holding the spokes so as to get a very slight outward effect, then with thirteen rows of weaving, draw the spokes inward to obtain the rounded effect. Finish the weaving with two rows of triple twist in green, and complete the basket with the following border: First row, each spoke is placed back of the next spoke to the right and out; second row, each spoke is placed in front of three spokes to the right and in back of the next spoke, where it rests.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Desk Utility Basket

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.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Separate Bottom Baskets

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.

Tuesday, December 23, 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.

Monday, December 22, 2014

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.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Complete the basket with the following closed border

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

Saturday, December 20, 2014

And separate the spokes with green raffia

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.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Barrel Shaped Fancy Basket

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.

Thursday, December 18, 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



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.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Closed Border No 2

Closed Border No 2

Closed Border No 2



Closed Border No. 2

For the first row of this border, place each spoke back of the next one, weaving to the right, and bring it out to the front. For the second row, each weaver is brought in front of the next 2 spokes and back of the next spoke or numbering the spokes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5: No. 1 spoke is brought back of No. 2 spoke, in front of the third and fourth spokes, and back of the fifth spoke, where it rests. Continue in this manner until all the spokes are woven in position. This border makes a decidedly pretty effect.


Diagram No. 18. Closed Border No. 2

Monday, December 15, 2014

Press the spokes with the plier until soft

Press the spokes with the plier until soft

Press the spokes with the plier until soft



With No. 1 reed, weave a base four inches. Press the spokes with the plier until soft. Turn them sharply upward and hold them straight. With No. 2 reed weave the sides 134 inches. With the spokes well soaked, press and hold them in towards the center of the basket. Continue the weaving, drawing the weaver tightly, until five rows are woven. Complete basket with the following border:

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Basket For Spools

Basket For Spools

Model 5. Fig. 8 Basket For Spools



Fig. 8

This basket is woven in the natural color and afterwards dipped in brown dye. It makes a useful holder for spools.

Material

8 spokes No. 3 reed, 14 inches.
1 spoke No. 3 reed, 8 inches.
Weavers No. 1 and No. 2 Reed.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Basket For Pencils

Basket For Pencils

Model 4. Fig. 7 Basket For Pencils



Fig. 7

The second basket for the beginner is the pencil basket, much like the first, with sides higher and with a closed border. This basket is woven all in the natural color and then painted in gold.

Material

6 spokes No. 4 reed, 15 inches.
1 spoke No. 4 reed, 8 inches.
4 No. 2 weavers.
1 strand of raffia.

In a similar manner, as illustrated in Fig. 4, make a base 234 inches. Turn the sides up sharply and weave 312 inches. Complete with Closed Border No. 1.

Friday, December 12, 2014

The bottom of this basket is begun just like the mat

The bottom of this basket is begun just like the mat

The bottom of this basket is begun just like the mat



The bottom of this basket is begun just like the mat. After the spokes are separated with the raffia, begin the weaving, and weave until a base three inches is woven, then weave two rows with a weaver of the tan reed. This completes the bottom of the basket. Wet the spokes well and with a plier press them hard and turn them up. With the same weaver continue the weaving until seven rows have been woven up the side. During the weaving hold the spokes firmly and straight. Change the weave now to the natural color and work twelve rows, then with another ring of tan reed complete the weaving of the basket with nine rows. Finish the basket with Open Border No. 2.

Bands of tan, combined with the natural color and woven over brown spokes, make a very pretty effect.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Model 3. Fig. 6 Basket For Mother’s Buttons

Model 3. Fig. 6 Basket For Mother’s Buttons

Model 3. Fig. 6 Basket For Mother’s Buttons



Fig. 6

Material

8 spokes No. 4 reed, 16 inches.
1 spoke No. 4 reed, 9 inches.
2 rings tan reed.
2 rings natural color reed.
1 strand of raffia.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Closed Border No 1

Closed Border No 1

Closed Border No 1



Closed Border No. 1

Weaving to the right, carry one spoke back of the next spoke and out to the front; proceed in this way until every spoke is placed in this position. The last spoke is pushed back and under the first one. For the second row of this border, place the first spoke, which had been brought back of the second, in front of the third spoke and back of the fourth spoke. Continue in this manner until the row is finished. Be careful to draw all the spokes tight, leaving just space enough for the preceding spoke to pass through.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

After the spokes are arranged for weaving

After the spokes are arranged for weaving

After the spokes are arranged for weaving



After the spokes are arranged for weaving, take a short strand of 00 reed, fasten and separate the spokes. Weave 134 inches with 00 reed, then with No. 2 natural reed, weave six rows. Follow this with six rows of blue, then change to natural, and weave eleven rows natural, then with the blue reed, weave nine rows, change to natural, and finish the weaving with six rows of natural color reed. Complete the mat with the following closed border:


Diagram No. 16. Closed Border No. 1 (Part 1)

Diagram No. 17. Closed Border No. 1 (Part 2)

Monday, December 8, 2014

Model 2. Fig. 5 Mat With Closed Border

Model 2. Fig. 5 Mat With Closed Border

Model 2. Fig. 5 Mat With Closed Border



Fig. 5

Material

8 spokes No. 4 reed, 19 inches.
1 spoke No. 4 reed, 10 inches.
1 ring No. 00 reed.
2 rings No. 2 blue reed.
4 rings No. 2 natural reed.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Open Border No 1

Open Border No 1

Open Border No 1



Open Border No. 1

Allow about 612 inches for this border. This border is made by placing each spoke back of the next spoke to the right, and pushing it down by the side of this spoke through the weaving.


Diagram No. 14. Open Border No. 1

Open Border No. 2

Open border No. 2 is made by bringing one spoke back of the next two spokes to the right and pushing it well down through the weaving, by the side of the spoke.


Diagram No. 15. Open Border No. 2

Saturday, December 6, 2014

You are now ready for the first step

You are now ready for the first step

You are now ready for the first step



Make an incision in the center of each of 4 spokes as illustrated in Fig. 1. Through these 4 spokes insert the other group of 4 spokes and the short spoke as in Fig. 1. You are now ready for the first step. Place a wet strand of raffia back of the 4 horizontal spokes; pass it over the group of 4 vertical spokes, back of the 5 horizontal spokes, over the lower 4 vertical spokes and back of the first group of horizontal spokes. Separate the groups of fours into groups of twos by bringing the raffia over 2 spokes, under 2 spokes, treating the short spoke as a separate group. Fig. 2. When two rows have been finished, the third and last step is made by weaving the raffia under 1 spoke and over the next, thus separating each spoke. Fig. 3. After the spokes are well separated, take a piece of No. 2 reed, place it back of a spoke and begin weaving over 1 spoke, and back of the next one, until thirty-two rows of weaving are completed. This will make the mat about 534 inches in diameter. You are now ready for the border.


Fig. 3

Friday, December 5, 2014

Weaving Begun Model 1. Fig. 4 Mat With Open Border

Weaving Begun Model 1. Fig. 4 Mat With Open Border

Weaving Begun Model 1. Fig. 4 Mat With Open Border




Fig. 4

Material

6 spokes No. 4 reed, 19 inches.
1 spoke No. 4 reed, 10 inches.
2 weavers No. 2 reed.
1 strand raffia.

Fig. 1

Fig. 2

Fig. 3

Thursday, December 4, 2014

In cutting the ends of spokes always cut

In cutting the ends of spokes always cut

In cutting the ends of spokes always cut



In cutting the ends of spokes always cut obliquely to prevent the reed from splitting.

In splitting spokes, the incision must be made carefully in the center of the spoke. Do not make the incision larger than is necessary.


Diagram No. 12. A Split Spoke

Half of the number of spokes needed should be split in center, and the other half inserted through the incision.

In beginning a new weaver join it to the other weaver by crossing both ends back of a spoke.


Diagram No. 13. Joining Weavers

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Two or more weavers used as one in single weaving

Two or more weavers used as one in single weaving

Two or more weavers used as one in single weaving



Slewing. Two or more weavers used as one in single weaving.


Diagram No. 10. Slewing

The Sixteen-Spoke Center means sixteen spokes arranged in groups of fours in the following manner: first, four spokes are placed in a vertical position, the next four in a horizontal position over the first four, the remaining eight spokes arranged in diagonal positions, one diagonal four laid over the other diagonal four in an opposite direction. A weaver is placed under the left-hand horizontal group and simple weaving is woven over one group and under another until four rows are completed. The spokes are then separated into groups of twos by bringing the weavers over and under every two spokes instead of four. This may be finished either in simple weaving with one weaver, or by inserting another weaver, in pairing.


Diagram No. 11. Sixteen-Spoke Center

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The weavers are brought in front of 4 spokes and back of 1 spoke

The weavers are brought in front of 4 spokes and back of 1 spoke

The weavers are brought in front of 4 spokes and back of 1 spoke



Five-Rod Coil. The weavers are brought in front of 4 spokes and back of 1 spoke.


Diagram No. 9. Five-Rod Coil

Upsetting. Simply a strong weave used in turning up a basket. Three rows of a three or four coil weave are usually used in making an upsetting on a scrap basket.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Four-Rod Coil or Rope Twist Is woven

Four-Rod Coil or Rope Twist Is woven

Four-Rod Coil or Rope Twist Is woven



Four-Rod Coil or Rope Twist. Is woven in a similar manner to the three coil weave except that the weavers are brought in front of 3 spokes and back of one.


Diagram No. 8. Four-Rod Coil