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Suzanne Moore's NC Basket Works
130 Main St. • Post Office Box 744
Vass, NC 28394-0744
910-245-3049 • 800-338-4972
Fax: 910-245-3243
Email: suzanne@ncbasketworks.com
Website: www.ncbasketworks.com


Finished Size: 14"L x 11"W x 3 3/4"H

Materials
8" x 11" Rectangle Base w/ slit
5/8" Flat Flat - spokes
#3 Round - twining
1 pkg. dyed black beads/dyed 3mm Flat Oval
3/16" Flat Oval - weavers & lashing
3/8" Flat Flat - rim row
Seagrass - rim filler
Version 1: 10" Plain Leather Straps - 1/2" Flat Oval - rims
Version 2: Wrought Iron Side Handles - 5/8" Flat Oval - rims

All supplies to make this basket are available at N.C. Basket Works.


General Directions:
Cut 36 spokes each 8" long using 5/8" FF. Soak breifly along with a few long strands of #3R. If the groove in your base is to narrow to instert spokes, run some sandpaper around it the groove several times, and/or sand down the ends of each spoke. You want a tight fit. Insert 7 spokes on each end, 9 spokes on each long side, and 1 spoke in each corner. Twine (or chase weave) 2 times around, keeping the spokes flat. DO NOT CUT WEAVERS. Gently upset the spokes and continue to twine 4 more times around (you will have 6 pieces of round reed over each spoke). End off the round reed. Weave 2 rows 3/16" FO start and stop, 1 row dyed 3mm FO, and 1 row 3/16" FO. Thread the dyed beads onto a 4ft. piece of #3R (slighty damp), and weave in, placing a bead in between each spoke. Cut the #3R and butt the ends behind a spoke. Continue start and stop weaving with 1 row 3/16" FO, 1 row dyed 3mm FO, and 4 rows of 3/16" FO. Pack Well.

Version 1: Leather Straps - Weave in 1 row 3/8" FF (rim row) threading this row through the looped ends of the leather straps. You will have 3 spokes in between. The spokes for your straps must be spokes that will be cut off flush. If not, add 1 more row of weaving. Cut & tuck all spokes as usual. Rim with 1/2" FO (thread it through the looped ends), seagrass between rims, and lash with 3/16" FO.

Version 2: Wrought Iron Side Handles - Weave in 1 row of 3/8" FF (rim row). Cut off flush the center spoke and bend the spoke on either side over the base of the wrought iron side handles. Cut & tuck remaining spokes. Rim with 5/8" FO, seagrass between and lash with 3/16" FO.

10" Black leather straps (also available in light or dark chestnut), wrought iron side handles, pkg. of 8mm beads dyed black with 2 strands of 3mm FO dyed black is available at NC Basket Works.

 

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