Thursday, April 30, 2015

The weaving is the simple over and under weave

The weaving is the simple over and under weave

The weaving is the simple over and under weave



Between Nos. 1 to 10 spokes and Nos. 18 to 26 spokes, the weaving is the simple over and under weave. Owing to insertion of design it is sometimes necessary to pass the weaver back of two spokes to get the correct weave. Follow the fifteen rows of weaving with three rows of triple twist. Bend the spokes inward while making the triple twist. Holding the spokes in the same position work twenty rows plain weave. Follow this with five rows triple twist. Complete the basket with the border under Model 14.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

In the ordinary way work a round base seven inches in diameter

In the ordinary way work a round base seven inches in diameter

In the ordinary way work a round base seven inches in diameter



In the ordinary way work a round base seven inches in diameter. Insert the 33 spokes. Make an upset of four rows 3-rod coil. Weave ten rows plain weave, eight rows double, and twelve rows pairing. Introduce three weavers and work three rows 3-rod coil. The following design is worked in the basket on opposite sides: Number the spokes 1 to 33. The design is inserted between the spokes Nos. 11 to 17 (eleven to seventeen) inclusive, and between the spokes Nos. 27 to 33 (twenty-seven to thirty-three) inclusive. Insert a weaver back of any spoke, which may be called No. 1 spoke, and work one row around the basket in plain weave. In the second and third rows, between the spokes Nos. 11 to 17 (eleven to seventeen) and Nos. 27 to 33 (twenty-seven to thirty-three) the weaver should pass back and in front of the same spokes as in No. 1 row. That is, in the first three rows the weaver should pass back of Nos. 11, 13, 15, 17 spokes, in front of Nos. 12, 14, 16 spokes, back of Nos. 27, 29, 31, 33 spokes, in front of Nos. 28, 30, 32 spokes. In the fourth, fifth and sixth rows the weaver passes back of Nos. 12, 14, 16 spokes, front of Nos. 13, 15 spokes, back of Nos. 28, 30, 32 spokes, in front of Nos. 29, 31 spokes. In the seventh, eighth and ninth rows the weaver passes back of Nos. 13, 15 spokes, in front of No. 14 spoke, back of Nos. 29, 31 spokes, in front of No. 30 spoke. The tenth, eleventh and twelfth rows of weaving pass over and under the same spokes as the fourth, fifth and sixth rows. Likewise the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth rows correspond to first, second and third rows, which complete the design.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Artistic Scrap Basket

Artistic Scrap Basket

Model 70. Fig. 80 Artistic Scrap Basket



Fig. 80

This basket is first made, then enameled in white with suggestions of gold.

Material

8 spokes No. 5 reed, 712 inches.
33 spokes No. 5 reed, 29 inches.
Weavers No. 4 reed.
Weavers No. 5 reed.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Fancy Scrap Basket

Fancy Scrap Basket

Model 69. Fig. 79 Fancy Scrap Basket



Fig. 79

Material

8 spokes No. 5 reed, 712 inches.
62 spokes No. 4 reed, 27 inches.
Weavers No. 4 reed.

Work a base 612 inches. Insert the spokes and make an upset of four rows 3-rod coil. The basket is worked with double side spokes. Hold the spokes straight and weave twenty-nine rows in plain weave. Bend the spokes slightly outward. Weave two rows 3-rod coil, seventeen rows single, two rows 3-rod coil, sixteen rows single and five rows triple twist.

The plaited border completes the weaving of the basket.

Make ring handles and fasten on opposite sides of basket.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Leave another inch of open space in the basket

Leave another inch of open space in the basket

Leave another inch of open space in the basket



Now separate the double spokes into single spokes with two rows triple twist. Leave another inch of open space in the basket. Take the middle of another weaver and, holding the spokes double again, weave four rows in pairing.

Leave an open space of two inches. Weave three rows of pairing. Number the groups 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

Hold the second spoke of No. 1 group straight. Cross the first spoke of No. 3 group over the second spoke of No. 2 group, and place it by the side of No. 1 group, where it is held in this position by placing the middle of a weaver around it, and drawing one end of the weaver to the inside of the basket, the other end to the outside of basket. Hold the second spoke of No. 2 group straight, cross the first spoke of No. 4 group over the second spoke of No. 3 group and place it by the side of the second spoke of No. 2 group. This is held in position by another twist of pairing. Take the first spoke of No. 5 group, cross it over second spoke of No. 4 group, and place it in position by the side of second spoke of No. 3 group, where it is held in position by a twist of pairing. Weave one row of pairing around the basket holding the spokes in this position. The second spoke of each group is held straight, while the first spoke of the third group to the right is crossed over the second group and placed by the side of the first group, where it is held in position by pairing. Two more rows of pairing are woven holding the double spokes side by side. Follow this with three rows of 4-rod coil.

The basket is finished with border described under Model 22.

Make ring handles and place in position on opposite sides of basket.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Scrap Basket (Open Work)

Scrap Basket (Open Work)

Model 68. Fig. 78 Scrap Basket (Open Work)



Fig. 78

Material

8 spokes No. 5 reed, 9 inches.
31 spokes No. 5 reed, 29 inches.
31 spokes No. 5 reed, 15 inches.
Weavers No. 4 reed.
Weavers No. 5 reed.

Make a base 812 inches in double weaving No. 4 reed. Insert the 31 29-inch spokes. Turn sharply upward and make one row of 3-rod coil. Insert the 31 15-inch spokes and work three rows of triple twist. The spokes are now double and should be held straight. Make eight rows double weaving and four rows in triple. Leave one inch space open. Find the middle of a long weaver, place it around one of the double spokes and weave seven rows in pairing.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Utility Basket

Utility Basket

Model 67. Utility Basket


Material

8 spokes No. 5 reed, 612 inches.
31 spokes No. 5 reed, 22 inches.
Weavers No. 2 reed.
Weavers No. 4 reed.

Work a base 612 inches in the usual way. Insert the 31 spokes and make an upset of three rows of triple twist. Work nine rows of double weaving No. 2 reed. Introduce three weavers and make two rows of triple. With No. 2 reed, work nine rows more in double weaving. Follow this with two rows of No. 4 reed in triple, twelve rows double, three rows triple, twelve rows pairing No. 4 reed and seven rows No. 4 reed in 4-rod coil.

Complete the basket with the border described under Model 22.

The basket is enameled in white and gold and makes a very pretty effect. The base border and the top of the base are painted in gold.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Under the first spoke and over the second

Under the first spoke and over the second

Under the first spoke and over the second



Weave one 15 inch spoke, weaving from right to left, under the first spoke and over the second. Introduce a No. 2 weaver, and work eleven rows, beginning under the first spoke and over the second. Weave another No. 4 spoke. Continue in this way, first one No. 4 spoke, and then ten or eleven rows of No. 2 reed, until the thirteen pieces of No. 4 reed are woven. Both ends of the tray should have two No. 4 spokes woven as one. The weaving should now measure 9 inches by 6 inches.

Weave one row of triple twist around the tray. Wet and turn both end and side spokes sharply upward. Make an upset of three rows of triple.

With the spokes moist, weave the following border:

First row, each spoke is brought back of the next spoke to the right and out to the front.

Second row, each spoke is passed in front of next three spokes to the right and back of the fourth where it is cut off.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Place the 9 spokes in a horizontal position

Place the 9 spokes in a horizontal position

Place the 9 spokes in a horizontal position



Place the 9 spokes in a horizontal position, equal distances apart; or if two pieces of wood, nine inches long, are available, make 9 holes in each piece 34 inch apart. Through these holes insert the nine 15 inch spokes. This holds the spokes in a firm position and makes the weaving simpler.

Take two pieces of the 15 inch spokes and weave as 1 spoke, one row in simple weaving. Now insert a strand of No. 2 reed and make eleven rows simple weaving, working the first row under and over the same spokes as the two 15 inch spokes are woven.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Oblong Tray

Oblong Tray

Model 66. Oblong Tray


This tray will not only be of use on the dressing table, but will add to its beauty and daintiness; it also serves for an ideal comb and brush tray. Dimensions 912 inches by 614 inches.

Material

9 spokes No. 4 reed, 15 inches.
13 spokes No. 4 reed, 15 inches.
Weavers No. 2 reed.
Weavers No. 3 reed.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Soak the rush a few minutes in cold

Soak the rush a few minutes in cold

Soak the rush a few minutes in cold



Soak the rush a few minutes in cold water and with it work fourteen rows in single weaving. Where any ends of rush are joined sew them carefully with fine raffia.

Insert three weavers and make seven rows in triple twist. Throughout the basket each set of 2 spokes is treated as 1 spoke.

Do not cut any of the spokes off. Make a plaited border with the double spokes. The spokes should be held slantingly outward, while weaving, to obtain the desired shape.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Large Rush Scrap Basket

Large Rush Scrap Basket

Model 65. Fig. 77 Large Rush Scrap Basket



Fig. 77

Material

8 spokes No. 6 reed, 712 inches.
62 spokes No. 5 reed, 31 inches.
Weavers No. 4 reed.
Weavers No. 5 reed.

Make a round base seven inches in diameter. Insert the 62 spokes, placing two spokes each side of the base spokes. Weave two rows of triple twist. Turn the spokes sharply upward, weave four rows of triple weave and eight rows of plain weave. Insert three weavers and work two rows of triple.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Make a round bottom six inches in diameter

Make a round bottom six inches in diameter

Make a round bottom six inches in diameter



Make a round bottom six inches in diameter. Insert the 31 spokes and make an upsetting of six rows of 3-rod wale No. 5 reed. Throughout the basket, hold the spokes equal distance apart; weave carefully and evenly.

Prepare the rush for weaving by soaking it in water until it is moist, or wet enough to keep it from cracking. Do not try to weave the braided rush dry as it cracks easily. Slant the spokes outward, introduce the rush and weave eight rows of simple weaving. Wet the spokes well and bend them in. Have the rush moistened and weave six rows, drawing the spokes in, to secure the rounded effect. Introduce three weavers of No. 4 reed, and work five rows of 3-rod wale. Complete the basket with the following border:

First row, each spoke is carried back of the next two spokes to the right and out to the front. Second row, each spoke is passed in front of the next two spokes to the right, and back of the third where it is cut off.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Small Barrel Shaped Rush Basket

Small Barrel Shaped Rush Basket

Model 64. Fig. 76 Small Barrel Shaped Rush Basket



Fig. 76

Material

8 spokes No. 5 reed, 612 inches.
31 spokes No. 5 reed, 20 inches.
Weavers No. 4 reed.
Weavers No. 5 reed.
Weavers braided rush.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Two spokes each side of the base spokes

Two spokes each side of the base spokes

Two spokes each side of the base spokes



Insert the spokes, two spokes each side of the base spokes. Turn up with an upsetting of four rows of triple twist No. 4 reed. The spokes are double and carried double throughout the basket. Hold the spokes so that the basket will slant outward. Weave four inches in plain weave. Wet the spokes and pinch sharply. Bend the spokes inward. Work one row in 3-rod coil. Follow this with fifteen rows in plain weave. Bending the spokes slightly upward, work five rows in triple weave. Cut off one spoke of each group. Complete the basket with the border described under Model 22.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Lily Basket

Lily Basket

Model 63. Fig. 75 Lily Basket



Fig. 75

Material

8 spokes No. 5 reed, 612 inches.
62 spokes No. 4 reed, 18 inches.
Weavers No. 2 reed.
Weavers No. 4 reed.

With No. 1 reed, fasten the spokes with three rows of pairing. Separate into groups of twos, with two rows of pairing. Separate into single groups, with two rows of pairing. Insert two No. 4 weavers and work ten rows in pairing. This makes a 612 inch base.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Mother’s Sewing Basket

Mother’s Sewing Basket

Model 62. Fig. 74 Mother’s Sewing Basket



Fig. 74

Material

8 spokes No. 5 reed, 7 inches.
62 spokes No. 4 reed, 18 inches.
Weavers No. 4 reed.

Weave a base seven inches in pairing. Insert the spokes, pinch, and turn with an upsetting of four rows 3-rod coil. Bend and hold the spokes outward. Work four inches in plain weave No. 4 reed. Wet the spokes, pinch and bend inward. Weave two inches plain weave. Make four rows triple twist. Complete the basket with the following border: First row, each group of spokes is brought back of the next group to the right and passed out to the front. Second row, each group is passed over the next four groups, back of the fifth group where it is cut off.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Hold the spokes to secure a curved center for lid

Hold the spokes to secure a curved center for lid

Hold the spokes to secure a curved center for lid



Arrange the spokes in position. In ribbon weave, work one row No. 00 reed. With No. 1 reed, weave four rows in pairing. Hold the spokes to secure a curved center for lid. Separate the spokes into groups of twos with five rows of pairing. Separate into single spokes with two rows triple twist No. 2 reed. Holding the spokes in an outward position, weave nine rows pairing. Wet the spokes and place the lid on a flat board or table. Press the spokes flat on the board and weave two rows of No. 4 reed in triple twist. In plain weave, work six rows. Complete the weaving with the following border: Turn the lid upside down. Take each spoke back of next spoke to the right, bring it to the front of the lid. Second row, each spoke is passed in front of next two spokes and back of the third spoke, where it is cut off.

Handle

Make a ring 114 inches in diameter. Fasten it to the center of the lid by weaving the ends in and out amid the weaving of lid.


Fig. 73

The base spokes of this “Knitting Basket” are of No. 4 reed. The inserted spokes are of No. 3 reed, twenty-two inches long. The weavers are of No. 2 and No. 3 reed.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Make a bottom in the ordinary way

Make a bottom in the ordinary way

Make a bottom in the ordinary way



Make a bottom in the ordinary way, 512 inches. Insert the spokes, pinch, and make an upsetting four rows in 3-rod coil. Hold the spokes in a slightly slanting outward direction during the weaving of the basket. In plain weave, make 214 inches. Follow this with four rows triple weave and the border described under Model 22.

Lid

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Utility Baskets - Artistic Basket With Lid

Utility Baskets - Artistic Basket With Lid

Utility Baskets Model 61. Fig. 72 Artistic Basket With Lid




Fig. 72

Material

10 spokes No. 5 reed, 6 inches.
21 spokes No. 5 reed, 18 inches.
Weavers No. 4 reed.
Weavers No. 2 reed.
Lid 16 spokes No. 4 reed, 15 inches.

Friday, April 10, 2015

8 at one end and 7 at the other end

8 at one end and 7 at the other end

8 at one end and 7 at the other end



Insert the 15 spokes, 8 at one end and 7 at the other end. Weave two rows of 3-rod coil. Wet the spokes well and bend the end spokes down the outside of the basket. Hold the spokes in this position during the rest of the weaving that is, hold the side spokes erect and the end spokes in a downward flare. Introduce two No. 2 weavers and make fifteen rows in pairing. Open the end spokes and bend them down. Weave seven rows in triple twist with No. 4 reed. Finish with the border described under Model 22.

Insert the 20 inch spoke for handle. Weave, in coil effect, four rows around the handle. Fasten the handle securely to the basket.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Flower Basket

Flower Basket

Model 60. No. 3 Flower Basket


Material

612 spokes No. 5 reed, 6 inches.
26 spokes No. 5 reed, 24 inches.
15 spokes No. 5 reed, 12 inches.
Weavers No. 2 reed.
Weavers No. 4 reed.
Handle 1 spoke No. 8 reed, 20 inches.

Complete a base five inches. Insert 26 spokes and turn sharply with three rows of triple weave. Hold the spoke straight upward, and make seventeen rows No. 2 reed, weaving over two spokes and under one spoke. Introduce slew wale with two weavers. Work twelve rows, over two spokes under one spoke.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Flower Basket

Flower Basket

Model 59. No. 2 Flower Basket


Material

8 spokes No. 4 reed, 412 inches.
26 spokes No. 4 reed, 18 inches.
11 spokes No. 4 reed, 12 inches.
Weavers No. 2 reed.
Weavers No. 3 reed.
Weavers No. 4 reed.
Handle 1 spoke No. 8 reed, 30 inches.

Weave a base in pairing, 334 inches. Turn sharply upward with three rows of triple weave. Hold the spokes straight and weave, with No. 2 reed, three inches in pairing. Take a strand of No. 3 reed and weave six rows. Begin the shaping of the basket by holding the side spokes upright and bend the end spokes sharply down the outside of the basket. Continue the weaving until sixteen more rows are woven.

Insert the 11 spokes, between the end spokes of the basket 5 spokes on one end and 6 on the other.

Weave eight rows of triple twist and the border described under Model 22.

Insert the handle spoke, down the side of the basket. In the coil twist, weave five rows. Fasten the ends of the weavers securely.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Rush Scrap Basket

Rush Scrap Basket

Model 58. Fig. 71 Rush Scrap Basket



Fig. 71

Material

8 spokes No. 5 reed, 8 inches.
31 spokes No. 5 reed, 27 inches.
Weavers No. 5 reed.
Weavers braided rush.

Over an 8 spoke foundation, weave a base 712 inches in pairing, with No. 4 reed.

Insert 31 spokes No. 5 reed. Pinch sharply and turn the spokes upward with three rows triple twist in No. 5 reed. In single weaving, weave twenty rows of braided rush. Complete the sides with four rows of triple twist in No. 5 reed. The plaited border completes the basket.

While weaving, the spokes should be held slantingly outward. Care should be exercised not to spread the spokes outward too much as this will spoil the shape of basket. The diameter at the top of the basket, when finished, should be twelve inches.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Scrap Basket in Oval Reed

Scrap Basket in Oval Reed

Model 57. Fig. 70 Scrap Basket in Oval Reed



Fig. 70

Material

8 spokes No. 5 reed, 612 inches.
31 spokes No. 5 reed, 27 inches.
Weavers No. 4 reed.
Weavers No. 5 oval reed.
Handle 2 spokes No. 6 reed, 46 inches.

Weave a base 6 inches. Insert 31 spokes. Pinch sharply and turn up with three rows of triple No. 5 reed. In No. 5 oval reed make forty-six rows, placing the weaver over 3 spokes and back of 2 spokes. Carry this weave throughout the basket. Finish with three rows of triple in No. 5 reed and the plaited border.

Handle

Make two rings for the ring handles and fasten them to the sides of the basket.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Large Scrap Basket (Checker Design)

Large Scrap Basket (Checker Design)

Model 56. Fig. 69 Large Scrap Basket (Checker Design)



Fig. 69

Material

8 spokes No. 5 reed, 8 inches.
31 spokes No. 5 reed, 27 inches.
Weavers No. 4 blue reed.
Weavers No. 4 natural reed.

Weave a base 712 inches. Insert 31 spokes and turn up with four rows of triple. Weave twelve rows single weaving in No. 4 natural reed, then one row in triple twist, No. 4 blue reed. Seven checks in blue and natural follow this. Weave one row in triple with No. 4 blue reed and twelve rows No. 4 natural.

Follow this with three rows of triple in No. 4 natural reed.

Complete the basket with plaited border described under Model 14.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Insert 31 spokes and weave the sides 81⁄2 inches high

Insert 31 spokes and weave the sides 81⁄2 inches high

Insert 31 spokes and weave the sides 81⁄2 inches high



Weave a base 534 inches. Insert 31 spokes and weave the sides 812 inches high, in the following manner:

Turn the spokes up with two rows of triple twist No. 4 reed, then six rows of double weaving in No. 2 reed. Change to blue No. 4 reed and make a coil of triple twist; then in blue and white check weave sixteen rows. Follow this with one row of No. 4 blue reed in triple twist. Change the reed to No. 2 natural and weave twelve rows in double weaving. One row of blue No. 4 reed, triple twist, follows this, then sixteen rows of blue and white check (2 checks) and one row of blue No. 4 reed in triple. Change the reed again and work five rows double weaving in No. 2 reed. Follow this with two rows of triple twist and the border described under Model 22.

Insert the ends of the handle well down amid the weaving and with No. 2 reed make four coils around the handle.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Scrap Baskets - Small Scrap Basket (Checker Design)

Scrap Baskets - Small Scrap Basket (Checker Design)

Scrap Baskets Model 55. Fig 68 Small Scrap Basket (Checker Design)




Fig. 68

Material

8 spokes No. 4 reed, 6 inches.
31 spokes No. 4 reed, 19 inches.
Weavers No. 2 reed.
Weavers No. 4 reed.
Handle 2 spokes No. 6 reed, 10 inches.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

This base weaving should be uniform throughout so

This base weaving should be uniform throughout so

This base weaving should be uniform throughout so



This base weaving should be uniform throughout so that the tray base may be perfectly even. Stand the tray on a flat desk and see that each spoke touches the desk. For the side of the tray weave one row of 4-rod wale and finish the ends in the usual way.

Insert one No. 4 weaver and weave nine rows around the tray. Introduce four weavers and work one row of 4-rod coil. Finish the tray with the plaited border.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Round Serving Tray

Round Serving Tray

Model 54. Round Serving Tray


Material

Diameter of board 10 inches.
Diameter of glass 914 inches.
Diameter of cretonne 914 inches.
39 spokes No. 4 reed, 20 inches.
Weavers No. 4 reed.

Prepare the board by making 39 holes 58 of an inch from edge of board, 34 inch spacing between each hole. Insert the 39 spokes. Weave an under base stand in the following manner: First row, each spoke is brought back of next spoke to right and out in front. Second row, each spoke is passed in front of next spoke to right and in back of second spoke where it is cut off.