Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Oval Serving Tray

Oval Serving Tray

Model 53. Oval Serving Tray


Material

Board 20 inches by 14 inches.
Glass 19 inches by 13 inches.
Cretonne 19 inches by 13 inches.
52 spokes No. 5 brown reed, 20 inches.
Weavers No. 4 reed.

The holes should be made about one inch apart. Insert the 52 spokes and make foundation stand as described under preceding model. Be careful that the board is perfectly dry before placing the cretonne upon it. Keep the spokes moist by using a wet sponge; be careful not to allow any water to get under the glass while weaving. Best results are obtained by staining the board first and then weaving a dyed reed; good results, however, may be obtained by making the tray in natural reed first and then staining the board and reed. Great care must be exercised in painting the tray after it is made.

The sides of the oval tray are woven two inches high. First weave one row of 4-rod coil then seven rows of double weaving in pairing. One row of 4-rod coil and the plaited border completes the tray. Polish as described under preceding model.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Bore 99 holes through board equal distance apart

Bore 99 holes through board equal distance apart

Bore 99 holes through board equal distance apart



Bore 99 holes through board equal distance apart. Stain the board brown. Insert the spokes and allow 312 inches for the bottom stand. Make a border for this stand in the following manner:

First row, each spoke is brought back of next spoke to right.

Second row, each spoke is passed in front of the next spoke and in back of the next where the end is cut off.

The sides are now woven. A 4-rod coil No. 4 reed holds the glass firmly in place. Follow this with seven rows double weaving No. 2 brown reed and one row No. 4 reed in 4-rod coil. Complete the tray with the plaited border.

After the tray is finished, singe it to get rid of all the loose bits of reed then polish the board with two or three coats of wax. The cretonne, reed and stain should harmonize in color. A soft brush produces best results in polishing the basket.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Oblong Serving Tray

Oblong Serving Tray

Model 52. Oblong Serving Tray


Material

Board 17 inches by 12 inches.
Cretonne 1614 inches by 1112 inches.
Glass 1614 inches by 1112 inches.
99 spokes No. 5 brown reed, 19 inches.
Weavers No. 4 reed.
Brown stain.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The cretonne and glass should be identical in size

The cretonne and glass should be identical in size

The cretonne and glass should be identical in size



The cretonne and glass should be identical in size. Lay the cretonne on the board flat and even, and place the glass over it. The glass must fit snugly and tightly to make a perfect tray. Keep the spokes moist to allow easy weaving. The weavers must be soaked until very pliable. Weave 12 inch of pairing with No. 2 reed or nine rows. Follow this with one row of triple twist in No. 3 reed. The plaited border completes the tray.

A very pretty effect may be obtained by having a pale pink flowered cretonne and natural color reed. The cretonne and color of reed should always harmonize.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Bore 60 holes through the board large enough for No

Bore 60 holes through the board large enough for No

Bore 60 holes through the board large enough for No



Bore 60 holes through the board large enough for No. 2 reed to slip through easily. The holes should be one-half inch apart 19 holes on each of the lengthwise sides and 12 on each end.

Pass the spokes through each hole. Allow 112 inches for the bottom of tray. For the base border weave one row of pairing and the following border: Each spoke is passed in front of the first spoke to right and back of the second spoke. When all the spokes are woven in this way, place the tray on a flat surface and make sure the base border is perfectly even and level.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Small Serving Tray

Small Serving Tray

Model 51. Fig. 67 Small Serving Tray



Fig. 67

Material

Board 912 inches by 614 inches.
Glass 834 inches by 534 inches.
Cretonne 834 inches by 534 inches.
60 spokes No. 2 reed, 15 inches.
Weavers No. 2 reed.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Desk Tray

Desk Tray

Model 50. Desk Tray


Material

Board 12 inches by 10 inches.
45 spokes No. 5 reed, 19 inches.
Weavers No. 2 reed.
Weavers No. 4 reed.

A desk tray is a very useful article and is made as follows:

Bore 45 holes through the board about 38 inch in from the edge of the board. Insert the 45 spokes through these holes allowing 312 inches for the bottom. Make a foundation stand by weaving these end spokes in front of 2 spokes and back of the third spoke.

The sides are woven with two rows of three rod coil, then in double weaving until the tray is 212 inches high. Follow this with two rows of triple twist and the plaited border.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Placing a single spoke by the side of every other spoke

Placing a single spoke by the side of every other spoke

Placing a single spoke by the side of every other spoke



Insert the 9 spokes, placing a single spoke by the side of every other spoke. Soak all the spokes well, pinch with pliers and bend the spokes straight outward. Hold them in this position until three rows of pairing, three rows of triple twist No. 2 reed and five rows of single weaving are completed.

Bend the spokes in a curved effect, hold them slightly outward and upward. In this position weave ten rows double weaving. Holding the spokes now in a pronounced upward curve, weave five rows of triple twist in No. 4 reed.

The following border completes the tray: Turn down three spokes No. 1 spoke back of No. 2, No. 2 spoke back of No. 3, No. 3 spoke back of No. 4. Now place No. 1 spoke in front of the third and fourth spokes and back of the fifth spoke; likewise place No. 2 spoke in front of the fourth and fifth spokes and back of the sixth spoke. Continue this around the basket until all the spokes are woven in the border.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Fruit Basket Tray

Fruit Basket Tray

Model 49. Fig. 66 No. 3 Fruit Basket Tray



Fig. 66

Material

8 spokes No. 5 reed, 36 inches.
9 spokes No. 5 reed, 15 inches.
Weavers No. 2 reed.
Weavers No. 3 reed.

Make a four inch base in pairing. Turn sharply upward and slant inward with four rows of No. 3 reed in three-rod twist. Weave eight rows in No. 2 reed, over two, under one. Change the reed to No. 00. Weave six rows, over two spokes, under one, with three stands of No. 00 reed in slewing. The weaver must constantly keep drawing the reed tight and holding the spokes well in towards the center. With a strand of No. 00 reed, make eighteen rows in the plain weave. The diameter should be now 114 inches. Hold the spokes slightly outward and with three weavers in slewing, make seven rows, weaving in front of 2 spokes, back of 1 spoke. The diameter should now be almost two inches.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Pass it back of next two groups

Pass it back of next two groups

Pass it back of next two groups



For the sides, take one spoke of each group, pass it back of next two groups, bring it down the outside of basket and through the triple twist at base. The spokes will run singly on the outside of the basket, but will pass through the triple twist at the base in groups of twos. After all the groups have been passed through the triple twist the border is made as follows:

First row, each group is passed back of the next two groups to the right.

Second row, each group is passed in front of the next two groups, back of the third group where the ends are cut off closely.

Border for Top of Basket

First row, each single spoke is brought back of next two spokes.

Second row, each group is passed in front of next two groups and back of third group where the ends are cut closely.

Handle

Insert the ends of handle through the weaving about 134 inches apart. Coil six rows around the handle and fasten ends securely.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Over a 16 spoke center weave a base 31⁄2 inches

Over a 16 spoke center weave a base 31⁄2 inches

Over a 16 spoke center weave a base 31⁄2 inches



Over a 16 spoke center weave a base 312 inches, separating the spokes into groups of twos. Insert the 30 spokes. This will make groups of fours.

Turn up with two rows of No. 3 reed in triple twist. While weaving, curve the spokes to correspond to the curve of dish, draw the weavers tightly to hold the dish securely.

Follow the upset with eleven rows simple weaving. Consider every group of fours as one spoke. With two rows of triple twist in No. 3 reed, separate the groups of fours into groups of twos. Weave twenty-eight rows in simple weaving.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Fruit Basket Tray

Fruit Basket Tray

Model 48. Fig. 65 No. 2 Fruit Basket Tray



Fig. 65

Material

16 spokes No. 2 tan reed, 46 inches.
30 spokes No. 2 tan reed, 16 inches.
Weavers No. 2 reed.
Weavers No. 3 reed.
Tan colored dish.
Handle 2 spokes No. 5 reed, 25 inches.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Insert and fasten the spokes in position with the cross weave

Insert and fasten the spokes in position with the cross weave

Insert and fasten the spokes in position with the cross weave



Insert and fasten the spokes in position with the cross weave. Weave four rows of No. 2 reed. Follow this with twelve rows of pairing and nine rows of double weaving.

Insert the 31 spokes and weave with No. 4 reed, four rows of three-rod coil. Pinch the spokes and set up three rows of triple twist. Weave eight rows of double weaving, holding the spokes slantingly outward. Finish with three rows of triple twist and the plaited border.

Handle

Insert the piece of No. 8 reed down through the border, through the weaving to the lower triple twist. With No. 2 reed, coil eight rows around the handle making ten twists.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Fruit Basket Trays - Fruit Basket Tray

Fruit Basket Trays - Fruit Basket Tray

Fruit Basket Trays Model 47. Fig. 64 No. 1 Fruit Basket Tray




Fig. 64

Material

8 spokes No. 5 reed, 8 inches.
31 spokes No. 5 reed, 16 inches.
1 spoke No. 8 reed. 32 inches.
Weavers No. 2 reed.
Weavers No. 4 reed.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Handle with spokes

Handle with spokes

Handle



Handle

Insert the two pieces No. 6 reed between the border and triple twist. Leave about a two inch space between the inserted spokes. Fasten securely with No. 00 reed. With No. 2 weavers, weave three rows in twirl effect around one spoke, until about 412 inches are woven up on the spokes, then considering both spokes of handle as one, continue the weaving until you are opposite to where the spokes are joined. Now coil the weaver around one spoke to the end of the handle, bringing the weaver each time down under the tray and up on the other side of spoke. Treat the other spoke in the same manner until both spokes are uniform. Hold the weaver tightly throughout the weaving of the handle. A loosely twisted coil makes a very poor handle.

If the handle is woven correctly, groups of three coils around the handle, with a space of about 34 inch apart, will be the result.


Fig. 63

The tray is made of natural reed No. 4 and No. 2. The inner base spokes are No. 4 reed, the inserted spokes No. 2 reed. Two spokes of No. 5 reed, twenty-eight inches long, are required for the handle the weavers, No. 00 reed.

Monday, March 16, 2015

After fastening the center with two rows of weaving

After fastening the center with two rows of weaving

After fastening the center with two rows of weaving



After fastening the center with two rows of weaving, weave three rows, separating the spokes in twos; then weave fourteen rows in pairing. Insert the 96 spokes, placing three spokes by the side of each spoke of No. 4 reed. After all the spokes are inserted, weave three rows of triple twist, No. 2 reed; considering each group of three spokes as one spoke, weave five rows in double weaving. With No. 2 reed, weave three rows of triple, separating the spokes in groups of twos. Complete with the following border. Consider each group of twos as one spoke. Take one group and place it over the next two groups, under the next two, over the next two, under the next two, over the next two, under the next two and out in front. Do the same with each group of spokes. Allow the first groups to be woven loosely until all the groups are woven; then draw the loose groups tight. Make the border uniform throughout. You are now ready for the border on the base of the tray. Two rows are woven to make the stand for the tray. First row, each spoke is brought in front of next three spokes and back of next three. Second row, each spoke is brought in front of the next three spokes where they are cut off inside the weaving.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sandwich Tray

Sandwich Tray

Model 46. Fig. 62 Sandwich Tray



Fig. 62

This tray is worked out in the natural reed and when completed dyed brown.

Material

8 spokes No. 4 reed, 5 inches.
96 spokes No. 2 reed, 20 inches.
Weavers No. 2 reed.
Handle 2 spokes No. 6 reed, 31 inches.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

The stand for basket is woven in two rows

The stand for basket is woven in two rows

The stand for basket is woven in two rows



The stand for basket is woven in two rows; first row, each spoke is brought in front of two spokes and in; second row, each spoke is placed in front of one and back of the next spoke where the ends are cut off closely and carefully.

Handle

Place the ends of the spokes of handle through the triple weaving and in back of the weaving of base border. Have the spokes about 2 inches apart. The tray is completed with a coiled handle as shown in Fig. 61.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Weave three rows around the 8 spoke center

Weave three rows around the 8 spoke center

Weave three rows around the 8 spoke center



With No. 2 reed, weave three rows around the 8 spoke center; separate the spokes with ten rows of pairing. Insert the 64 spokes. Place two each side of the base spokes. Weave two rows in triple twist with No. 3 reed, holding the No. 5 spokes with one group of twos. Now in double weaving, weave six rows, over two groups of spokes and under two groups, holding the No. 5 spoke by the side of one group of twos to the end of the base. Weave three rows No. 3 reed in triple twist, holding the spokes slightly upward while weaving. Complete with two rows of triple. First row of triple should rest on the base of basket, while the other two rows should be slightly upward on the sides. Finish with following border: Holding the under side of basket or bottom of tray toward you and weaving to right, place one group of spokes in front of next group, back of second group to the right, front of third group, back of fourth group, in front of fifth group to the right. Bring the spokes out to the front and down through the two rows of triple weave. Each group is worked out in same manner, until all groups are facing the weaver.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Cake Tray

Cake Tray

Model 45. Fig. 61 Cake Tray



Fig. 61

The tray is first made and then painted with white enamel.

Material

8 spokes No. 5 reed, 7 inches.
64 spokes No. 2 reed, 16 inches.
2 spokes No. 6 reed, 26 inches.
Weavers No. 2 reed.
Weavers No. 3 reed.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Candy Tray No. 2

Candy Tray No. 2

Model 44. Fig. 60 Candy Tray No. 2



Fig. 60

Material

16 spokes No. 2 reed, 25 inches.
Handle 2 spokes No. 5 reed, 20 inches.
Weavers No. 2 reed.

This tray is woven similar to the preceding one, excepting the top, where the weaving is continued over the dish until five rows are finished. While weaving the last five rows, the spokes are bent in towards the dish, and the weaver pulled tight. Working in this manner holds the dish from slipping out and makes a rounded effect at the top. The handle is made of two spokes, which are pressed into an oval shape and it is finished by twisting No. 2 reed around it as shown in Fig. 60.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Pass it back of the next spoke to right

Pass it back of the next spoke to right

Pass it back of the next spoke to right



Take each spoke now, pass it back of the next spoke to right, bring it down the side of the basket to the base, pass it through the two rows of triple twist.

Turn the basket upside down. Make the base stand as follows.

Working to the right, No. 1 spoke is passed in front of No. 2 spoke and back of No. 3 spoke. Each spoke is treated likewise, in front of the first to the right, and back of the second.

Handle

Insert the ends of the 18 inch spoke well down the sides of the tray. In coil effect, weave eight rows of No. 2 reed around the handle, covering it entirely, as illustrated in Model No. 18. In this tray the size should be just large enough to allow the dish to be removed easily.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Candy Tray No. 1

Candy Tray No. 1

Model 43. Fig. 59 Candy Tray No. 1



Fig. 59

Material

16 spokes No. 2 reed, 24 inches.
Weavers No. 2 reed.
Handle 1 spoke No. 5 reed, 18 inches.

Weave a base over the 16 spoke center 314 inches. Turn up with two rows of No. 2 reed in triple twist. Hold the spokes in an outward slant and weave six rows of pairing. Draw the weavers tightly and hold the spokes in toward the center of base. Weave four rows of pairing.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Trays - Pin Tray

Trays - Pin Tray

Trays Model 42. Fig. 58 Pin Tray




Fig. 58

Material

16 spokes No. 2 reed, 15 inches.
Weavers No. 2 reed.

Over the 16 spoke foundation weave four rows in pairing. Separate the groups of fours into groups of twos and weave six rows in pairing. The base should measure four inches. Turn the spokes sharply upward. Consider throughout the weaving each group of twos as one spoke.

Weave two rows No. 2 reed in three-rod coil. Hold the spokes to secure a slight outward slant and weave seven rows in pairing. Finish the tray with following border:

First row, each spoke is passed back of next spoke and out.

Second row, each spoke is passed in front of next spoke and in.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Place the four spokes for the border

Place the four spokes for the border

Place the four spokes for the border



Place the four spokes for the border. Complete the basket with the plaited border.

Handle

Place the ends of the handle through the border, down about 212 or 3 inches in the weaving. Measure 7 inches, from the border of the basket, up the handle. Beginning here, with fine No. 1 reed, make a continuation coil around the handle of basket until it is 7 inches from the end of the handle on the opposite side. Now separate each piece of reed, and in simple weaving, weave the remainder of the handle over one spoke, under one, until it is 112 inches from border of basket. Fasten the end of the weaver up between the weaving.

To make the handle secure, fasten, in double cross form, each end of the handle to the sides of basket.


Fig. 57

This little basket is useful when gathering flowers. It is made entirely of No. 2 reed, and is finished with a braided handle.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Weave a base 6 inches long 33⁄4 inches wide

Weave a base 6 inches long 33⁄4 inches wide

Weave a base 6 inches long 33⁄4 inches wide



In pairing, weave a base 6 inches long 334 inches wide. Insert the 27 20-inch spokes, and turn up with four rows of triple twist. While weaving the basket, hold the end spokes out toward the weaver, the side spokes straight.

Work the basket 334 inches in single weaving with No. 3 reed. Now insert the 27 14-inch spokes, placing a spoke by the side of each spoke in the basket. Weave five rows of 3-coil weave in No. 5 reed.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Oval Base Flower Basket

Oval Base Flower Basket

Model 41. Fig. 56 No. 1 Oval Base Flower Basket



Fig. 56

Material

3 spokes No. 5 reed, 612 inches.
7 spokes No. 5 reed, 4 inches.
27 spokes No. 4 reed, 14 inches.
27 spokes No. 4 reed, 20 inches.
4 spokes No. 4 reed, 12 inches.
Weavers No. 2 reed.
Weavers No. 4 reed.
Handle 3 spokes No. 6 reed, 33 inches.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Slip the four spokes through the seven spokes

Slip the four spokes through the seven spokes

Slip the four spokes through the seven spokes



Slip the four spokes through the seven spokes. Arrange the seven spokes 12 inch apart.

Weave a base over this 7 inches long, 4 inches wide. Insert the twenty-nine spokes. Pinch and turn sharply upward. Set up two rows triple twist in No. 4 brown reed. Weave seven rows of braided straw and complete the sides with two rows of triple twist in No. 4 brown reed. The following border is used:

First row, each spoke is placed back of next spoke to right. Second row, each spoke is placed in front of next two spokes to right and in back of the next spoke. The ends of handle are inserted between the border, through the triple twist and down between the braiding. The handle is woven as described under Model 18.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Oval Base Basket

Oval Base Basket

Model 40. Fig. 55 Oval Base Basket



Fig. 55

Material

4 spokes No. 5 reed, 7 inches.
7 spokes No. 5 reed, 4 inches.
29 spokes No. 4 reed, 16 inches.
Handle 1 piece No. 5 reed, 20 inches.
Weavers No. 2 natural reed.
Weavers No. 4 brown reed.
3 yards braided straw.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Through the five spokes place the three 7-inch spokes

Through the five spokes place the three 7-inch spokes

Through the five spokes place the three 7-inch spokes



Through the five spokes place the three 7-inch spokes. Arrange each of the five spokes 34 inch apart. Fasten the spokes in place with two rows of pairing, combining the blue and natural reed. Separate the end spokes with eight rows of pairing, carrying the striped effect throughout. Insert 32 spokes No. 4 reed, placing a spoke by the side of each spoke in the base. Turn sharply upward and weave one row of triple twist in No. 4 reed. With blue and white weavers, weave nine rows in pairing, carrying the striped effect up the sides. Hold the spokes while weaving slightly outward. Finish with one row of triple twist and plaited border.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Card Tray

Card Tray

Model 39. Fig. 54 Card Tray



Fig. 54

This tray is made by combining blue and natural color reed.

Material

3 spokes No. 4 reed, 7 inches.
5 spokes No. 4 reed, 4 inches.
32 spokes No. 4 reed, 14 inches.
Weavers No. 2 blue reed.
Weavers No. 2 natural reed.