Saturday, January 31, 2015

This little basket has a three inch base

This little basket has a three inch base

This little basket has a three inch base



This little basket has a three inch base. Hold the spokes straight and weave the sides about one inch, single weaving. Bend the spokes out and weave two inches. Hold the spokes in toward the center of basket and draw the weaver tight; in this position weave two more inches. Follow this with two rows of triple twist in No. 2 reed, and the border described under Model 20.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Bowl shaped hanging basket

Bowl shaped hanging basket

Model 24. Fig. 30 - Bowl shaped hanging basket



Fig. 30

NO. 2 Bowl shaped hanging basket

This basket is worked with No. 2 reed as foundation and No. 1 reed as the weaver.

Material

812 spokes No. 2 reed, 21 inches.
Handle 1 spoke No. 5 reed, 28 inches.
Weavers No. 2 reed.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Handle triple twist

Handle triple twist

Handle



Handle

Place an end of the No. 5-27 inch spoke through the triple twist at bottom of basket, bring it up through the triple twist at top of basket; do the same on the opposite side of the basket. When the handle is thus arranged, with two rows of No. 2 reed make a twisted handle. Arrange the twists about an inch and a half apart.

Figs. 28 and 29 are small flower receptacles. They are both woven over No. 4 reed.


Fig. 28

Fig. 29

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Small Green Hanging Basket

Small Green Hanging Basket

Model 23. Fig. 27 Small Green Hanging Basket



Fig. 27

Material

812 spokes No. 4 reed, 27 inches.
Handle 1 spoke No. 5 reed, 27 inches.
Weavers No. 2 reed.

Weave a four inch base. Turn up with three rows 3 coil weave. Holding the sides slightly outward weave twenty-six rows, then holding the spokes slightly inward and drawing the weaver tight, work twenty-six rows. Complete the basket with three rows of triple twist and the following border: First row, each spoke passes back of one spoke and out to the front; second row, each spoke is brought in front of two spokes and in back of the next spoke.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Hanging Baskets

Hanging Baskets

Hanging Baskets


If it is possible to add more beauty to nature in the arranging of flowers and vines, etc., the use of the various and wonderfully attractive hanging baskets that can easily be made will afford the opportunity. The harmonious selection of flowers to combine harmoniously with the color of the basket is open to the artist and craftsman. The opportunity is wide for originality in the making of these baskets. The basket maker finds himself flooded with so many ideas that it is impossible to put them in book form. The following are a few suggestions.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Numbering the spokes 1 to 7 and weaving to the right

Numbering the spokes 1 to 7 and weaving to the right

Numbering the spokes 1 to 7 and weaving to the right



Numbering the spokes 1 to 7 and weaving to the right, place No. 1 spoke back of No. 2, No. 2 spoke back of No. 3, No. 3 spoke back of No. 4, No. 4 spoke back of No. 5. Now take No. 1 spoke, place it in front of Nos. 3 and 4 spokes and back of No. 5. Place No. 2 spoke in front of Nos. 4 and 5 spokes and back of No. 6 spoke. No. 3 spoke is passed in front of Nos. 5 and 6 spokes and back of No. 7. Continue this weaving until border is finished.

Lid

Arrange the 16 spokes as described in Chapter II.

Weave three rows in pairing, and separate the spokes into groups of twos. Hold the spokes slightly curved and weave twelve rows in pairing. Insert the one seven inch spoke and weave one row triple twist. Now hold the spokes almost straight and continue weaving until a diameter of 914 inches is obtained. Complete the lid with a rope border.

Attach a ring handle to the lid as shown in the model.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Finish with three rows triple twist and the following border

Finish with three rows triple twist and the following border

Finish with three rows triple twist and the following border



Over the 10 spokes, weave a base 512 inches. Insert the 21 spokes and turn them up with two rows of triple twist. Hold the spokes slantingly outward and weave the sides 434 inches high. Finish with three rows triple twist and the following border:

Border

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Fancy Sewing Basket With Lid

Fancy Sewing Basket With Lid

Model 22. Fig. 26 Fancy Sewing Basket With Lid



Fig. 26

Material

10 spokes No. 4 reed, 512 inches.
21 spokes No. 4 reed, 16 inches.
Lid 16 spokes No. 4 reed, 18 inches.
1 spoke No. 4 reed, 7 inches.
Weavers No. 2 reed and No. 4 reed.
Handle 1 spoke No. 2 reed, 21 inches.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Turn the sides with three rows of No

Turn the sides with three rows of No

Turn the sides with three rows of No



Weave a 6 inch base. Turn the sides with three rows of No. 5, triple twist. With oval reed No. 5, weave 7 rows in the two and one weave, change to No. 5 reed and finish with three rows triple. While weaving, the spokes should be slightly drawn in. The following border is used: first row each spoke is run back of one spoke and out to the front; second row, each spoke is passed in front of the next two spokes and in back of the third where it is cut off. Diameter of top of base should be almost five and a half inches.

Lid

The center of lid corresponding to center in the base of the basket is woven and separated with No. 00 reed. Weave twelve rows of No. 2 reed next. Then with oval reed No. 5, weave in single weaving, five rows. Hold the spokes, to get a slightly rounded effect. Turn down the spokes with four rows of triple twist. Finish the basket with the Rope Twist Border, described under Model 20. The diameter of the lid should be a little over 6 inches. It should fit the basket so as to slide off and on easily. The ring handle in the center completes the lid.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Candy Basket

Candy Basket

Model 21. Fig. 25 Candy Basket



Fig. 25

Material

10 spokes No. 5 reed, 6 inches.
20 spokes No. 5 reed, 8 inches.
Lid 10 spokes No. 5 reed, 15 inches.
1 spoke No. 5 reed, 8 inches.
Weavers Nos. 00, 2, 5 round reed.
Weavers No. 5 oval reed.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

After the lid is placed in proper position on the basket

After the lid is placed in proper position on the basket

After the lid is placed in proper position on the basket



After the lid is placed in proper position on the basket, it is fastened by holding the ring down by side of the basket and placing the center of a strand of No. 2 reed back of a spoke in the basket. Draw both ends out, and in the form of a cross, pass them over the lower part of ring, draw them under the weaving to the inside of the basket where they are woven in and out to make them secure.

The rings for the front of basket and lid are made in a similar way, the ends being woven in and out amid the weaving of the basket and lid. One ring should be smaller than the other to keep the larger ring from slipping out.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Rope Twist Border

Rope Twist Border

Rope Twist Border



Rope Twist Border

Each spoke is passed in front of the next spoke to the right and brought inside the lid. For the second row, each spoke is passed to the outside of the lid over the next spoke to the right, and to the inside of the lid where it is cut off carefully.

The ring handle is made in the following way:

With a strand of No. 2 reed, 17 inches long, make a ring about one inch; then weaving alternately with one end and then the other, pass the ends in and out around the ring two rows complete the ring. When the ring is finished you should have ends about 312 inches long. These ends are fastened above two rows of the weaving in the lid, thus securing the ring to the lid.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Drawing the spokes in with the weaver

Drawing the spokes in with the weaver

Drawing the spokes in with the weaver



Weave a good center, over the 612 spokes, with either raffia or No. 00 reed. After 34 inch is woven, begin with fine No. 2 reed, and weave two rows, drawing the spokes in with the weaver. After two rows are woven, hold the spokes slightly outward and weave fourteen rows. Complete the basket with the following border which is suitable for lids of baskets:

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Weave a slightly rounded basket five inches high

Weave a slightly rounded basket five inches high

Weave a slightly rounded basket five inches high



On a three inch base, weave a slightly rounded basket five inches high. Finish with Closed Border No. 2.

In making a lid for a basket the first thing to be decided on is its shape; if the basket is barrel shaped, the lid to harmonize should have the curved effect. The lid of this basket is rounded to correspond with the basket.

Lid

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Oval Basket With Lid

Oval Basket With Lid

Model 20. Fig. 24 Oval Basket With Lid



Fig. 24

Material

6 spokes No. 3 reed, 21 inches.
1 spoke No. 3 reed, 11 inches.
Weavers No. 2 reed.
Lid 6 spokes No. 3 reed, 12 inches.
1 spoke No. 3 reed, 7 inches.
Weavers No. 2 reed.

Friday, January 16, 2015

The handle is not completely covered

The handle is not completely covered

The handle is not completely covered



The handle is not completely covered, like the preceding basket, but a small part of the foundation is shown between the twists.

The lid is made similar to that in the preceding lesson except on a larger scale. It should fit closely within the basket. The base when finished should measure 634 inches. It is finished off with a Rope Twist Border. The handle of the lid is a twisted ring made as described in the preceding chapter.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Work the sides four inches high

Work the sides four inches high

Work the sides four inches high



Weave a base four inches. Work the sides four inches high. Both the top and bottom of the sides are woven with two rows No. 4, triple twist. Finish with the following border. Number the spokes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. Turn down the first four toward the outside of the basket. Place No. 1 spoke back of No. 2, No. 2 spoke back of No. 3, No. 3 spoke back of No. 4, No. 4 spoke back of No. 5; now bring No. 1 spoke over No. 2 and No. 3 spokes, in front of No. 5 spoke, over No. 4 spoke, back of No. 6 spoke. Carry No. 5 spoke back of No. 6 spoke and place it by the side of No. 1 spoke. In like manner, run No. 2 spoke over No. 3 and No. 4 spokes, in front of No. 6 spoke, over No. 5 spoke and back of No. 7 spoke. Place No. 6 spoke back of No. 7 spoke and bring it out to the front by the side of No. 2 spoke. Continue in this manner until all the spokes are woven in the proper position. Be careful to make the border uniform throughout. The diameter of the top of basket should now measure 634 inches.


Diagram No. 20. Heavy Border

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Lunch Basket With Lid

Lunch Basket With Lid

Model 19. Fig. 23 Lunch Basket With Lid



Fig. 23

Material

10 spokes No. 4 reed, 4 inches.
19 spokes No. 4 reed, 13 inches.
Handle 1 strand No. 5 reed, 20 inches.
Lid 8 spokes No. 4 reed, 18 inches.
Weavers No. 4 reed.
Weavers No. 2 reed.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Over 101⁄2 spokes weave a base five inches in diameter

Over 101⁄2 spokes weave a base five inches in diameter

Over 101⁄2 spokes weave a base five inches in diameter



Over 1012 spokes weave a base five inches in diameter. Turn up with three rows of No. 4 reed in triple twist. In single weaving, work the sides five inches high giving a slightly rounded effect and widening toward the top. Finish with three rows of triple and the following border.

Numbering the spokes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, take No. 1 spoke back of No. 2, in front of No. 3, back of No. 4, in front of No. 5, back of No. 6 where it rests; then No. 2 spoke follows in the same way, back of No. 3, in front of No. 4, back of No. 5, in front of No. 6, back of No. 7, where it rests. Each spoke is woven in the same manner until all spokes have disappeared amid the weaving.

Handle

To make the handle firm and strong, insert the ends four and a half inches through the weaving of the basket. The handle is entirely covered with No. 2 reed as described in preceding basket.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Little Marketing Basket in Green

Little Marketing Basket in Green

Model 18. Fig. 22 Little Marketing Basket in Green



Fig. 22

This may be used in gathering eggs from the chicken yard or in doing little marketing. It is all woven in natural color reed and after the basket is completed is dyed.

Material

10 spokes No. 4 reed, 23 inches.
1 spoke No. 4 reed, 12 inches.
Weavers No. 4 natural reed.
Weavers No. 2 natural reed.
Handle 1 spoke No. 5 reed, 26 inches.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Handle of basket

Handle of basket

Handle



Handle

Insert one end of the 20 inch spoke of No. 4 reed down through the weaving, to the right of one of the spokes of the basket. Insert the other end on the opposite side of basket in the same way. Place the end of a blue weaver down, through the weaving, by the side of inserted spoke, twist it over the handle, then under, then over, next under, over, until the end of the handle is reached, thus making nine twists around the handle. The last twist is passed back of the handle, over the triple twist to the inside of the basket, then it is brought to the outside of basket under the triple twist. Following the twists around the handle, the weaver is twirled in this way until the handle is completely covered by the blue weaver. Four rows of this weaving around the basket will cover the entire handle. To fasten the end of the weaver, carry it back of the spoke, between the woven handle, and down through the triple twist, where it is made secure and then cut off.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

With the striped design carried out

With the striped design carried out

With the striped design carried out



Weave a base, with the striped design carried out, 234 inches. Two weavers are necessary to get this effect one blue, the other of natural color. Weave these two colors in pairing. With the spokes slightly flared outward, weave the sides, in the striped effect, 312 inches. With two weavers of blue and one of natural, weave two rows of “Wale.” Finish with Open Border No. 2.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Handles And Lids. Small Carrying Basket in Striped Effect

Handles And Lids. Small Carrying Basket in Striped Effect

Handles And Lids Model 17. Fig. 21 Small Carrying Basket in Striped Effect




Fig. 21

This little basket, in the striped design of blue and white with blue handle, was made by a little 10-year-old boy of the defective delinquent class.

Material

6 spokes No. 4 natural reed, 20 inches.
1 spoke No. 4 natural reed, 11 inches.
Weavers No. 2 blue reed.
Weavers No. 2 natural reed.
Handle 1 spoke No. 4 natural reed, 20 inches.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Holding the spokes slightly up and outward

Holding the spokes slightly up and outward

Holding the spokes slightly up and outward



Holding the spokes slightly up and outward, weave the basket two inches high. Now drawing the weaver tightly and pushing spokes inward toward center of basket weave twelve rows of single weaving. Finish with three rows of triple twist No. 2 brown reed. When this is completed take each spoke, and bring it out back of the next spoke to the right and down through the three rows of triple twist. Holding the spoke firmly, pass it through the three rows of triple twist at the base of the basket. Continue this with each group of spokes, which will show the striped effect on outside of basket. When all the spokes have been pulled through the triple twist at bottom of base, turn the basket upside down, and if the open border at the top of the basket is even, you are ready to complete the border at base of the basket. This border serves as a little stand for the basket.

Border

Weaving to the right, each spoke is woven in front of the next spoke and back of the second spoke to the right where the end is cut off.


Fig. 20

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Over the 16 spokes weave a base in pairing four inches in diameter

Over the 16 spokes weave a base in pairing four inches in diameter

Over the 16 spokes weave a base in pairing four inches in diameter



Over the 16 spokes weave a base in pairing four inches in diameter. In the first three rows, consider each group of fours as one spoke, then separate the group of fours into groups of twos with seven rows of pairing. Consider each group of 2 spokes as 1 spoke throughout the base. The base should now be four inches in diameter. Turn the spokes with an upset of three rows of triple twist No. 2 brown reed.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Fancy Sewing Basket, No. 1

Fancy Sewing Basket, No. 1

Model 16. Fig. 19 Fancy Sewing Basket, No. 1



Fig. 19

The basket is woven, over a 16 spoke center, entirely of No. 2 reed. The spokes and triple twist are of brown reed while the remainder of the basket is woven in the natural color.

Material

16 spokes No. 2 brown reed, 26 inches.
Weavers No. 2 brown reed.
Weavers No. 2 natural reed.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Follow this in double weave using green and natural reed

Follow this in double weave using green and natural reed

Follow this in double weave using green and natural reed



Through an 8 spoke base, five inches wide, insert the 31 spokes. Weave two rows green triple, follow this in double weave using green and natural reed. Weave seven rows. Change to single weaving, using two weavers, and weave fourteen rows in the striped effect showing green and white stripe. Complete the weaving with two rows green in triple effect and the following border:

Reversed Rope Border

Each spoke of the first row is brought back of the next spoke to the right and out. In the second row each spoke is brought back of the next spoke and out, showing a rope effect with spokes on outside.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Green And White Basket

Green And White Basket

Model 15. Fig. 18 Green And White Basket



Fig. 18

This little basket is a very convenient receptacle for holding loose threads or scraps while sewing.

Material

8 spokes No. 4 natural reed, 512 inches.
31 spokes No. 2 natural reed, 10 inches.
Weavers No. 3 green reed.
Weavers No. 2 green reed.
Weavers No. 2 natural reed.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

During the weaving the spokes should be held

During the weaving the spokes should be held

During the weaving the spokes should be held



During the weaving the spokes should be held in an outward direction. Follow this with two rows of triple twist and border described as follows:

Plaited Border

This border is especially appropriate for large baskets and trays. Allow thirteen inches for this border, spokes 34 inch apart.

Insert 4 spokes which should be one inch longer than the spokes of the basket. Place each spoke by the side of each of 4 border spokes. This makes four groups of 2 spokes each. Number these groups 1, 2, 3, 4. Bend down towards the outside of basket No. 1, 2, 3 groups. Take No. 1 group pass it over Nos. 2 and 3 groups, in front of No. 4 group, and back of the next spoke which is No. 5 spoke. Bend down No. 4 group towards the outside of basket. Place No. 2 group over No. 3 and 4 groups, and back of No. 6 spoke. Bring No. 1 group, which is back of No. 5 spoke, to the outside of basket, by crossing it over No. 2 group between No. 5 and No. 6 spokes. Now bend down No. 5 spoke by the side of this group. Pass No. 3 group over the two groups on the outside of basket, and up between the two upright spokes. No. 2 group is brought to the outside of basket by crossing it over No. 3 group between No. 6 and No. 7 spokes. Bend down No. 6 spoke by the side of this group. No. 4 group is woven in same manner as No. 2 and 3. After the fourth group is woven, you should have one group of 2 spokes on the inside of basket and three groups of 3 spokes each on the outside of basket. Continue the border by weaving two of each group of 3 spokes, lying on outside of basket, over the next two groups on the outside of basket, in front of the first upright spoke, and back of the second where it rests until next group is woven. The first inside group now is drawn to the outside of the basket by crossing it over this group between the two upright spokes. The first upright spokes are always bent down to the outside of basket by the side of this group. When all the groups are woven in this manner, there should be 1 spoke from each group facing the outside of basket, and four groups of 2 spokes each on the inside of basket where the border is completed. Cut all the spokes closely.

The first three groups of spokes at the beginning of the border should not be drawn tight, enough space should be left to allow the last three groups of the border to pass through them easily. The remainder of border should be woven tightly and close to the basket.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Make a base 61⁄2 inches Insert the

Make a base 61⁄2 inches Insert the

Make a base 61⁄2 inches Insert the



Make a base 612 inches. Insert the spokes for sides and weave two rows of triple twist in No. 4 natural reed. The sides of this basket are woven in blue and white in the checker design, in the following way:

With No. 2 light blue reed, weave one row, stopping at the spoke to the left of where the weaver was inserted; back of this spoke, insert a natural color weaver and weave one row around meeting the first weaver. Continue the weaving now with the blue weaver, work in this way, first with blue reed, then with natural color, until eight rows are woven you now have a striped effect of four rows in blue and four in white. In order to get the checker effect, the weave must now change. Bring each weaver back of two spokes at the end of the eighth row of weaving. If the weaving is correct the ninth row of weaving, which is in blue, will be woven under and over the same spokes as the eighth row, which is white. The ninth row is the beginning of the new group of weaving. Continue this weaving until you make five or six checks. The weaving should now be four rows of blue, four of white, four blue, four white, four blue, which gives a prominence to the blue, and makes a decidedly artistic piece of work.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Sewing Basket in Check Effect

Sewing Basket in Check Effect

Model 14. Fig. 17 Sewing Basket in Check Effect



Fig. 17

Material

8 spokes No. 4 reed, 7 inches.
32 spokes No. 4 reed, 17 inches.
Weavers No. 4 natural reed.
Weavers No. 2 natural reed.
Weavers No. 2 blue reed.