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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


These little baskets will hold a variety of things... notepads, pens, pencils, business cards, paper clips, loose change, candy and more.

Materials The same size materials are used in both baskets.
2" x 3 1/2" Rectangle or Oval Base
1/4" Flat Flat - spokes & rims
1164" Flat Oval - weavers & lashing




3mm Flat Oval Dyed - Weavers
#1 seagrass




A complete Kit is also available   Kit
( notepads and pens not included)




Notepad & Pen Basket
(RECTANGLE BASE)
Top Measurement: 3 3/4"W x 5"L x 3 1/4"T

Cut 20 spokes from 1/4" FF each 6" long. With the smooth side down, insert 5 spokes on each long side of the rectangle base, 3 spokes on ech end of the base, and 1 in each corner. You may have to taper the ends of some spokes if they fit too close together. Gluing in the spokes is optional. Weave 2 rows with 11/64" FO keeping the spokes flat. Upset the spokes and continue with 11 more rows of 11/64" FO. Pack well before weaving 3 rows dyed 3mm FO. Weave 4 more rows of 11/64" FO. Pack well, cut and tuck spokes. Rim with 1/4" FF, seagrass between rims and lash with 11/64" FO.




Business Card Basket
(OVAL BASE)
Top Measurement: 3 1/2"W x 4 1/2"L x 2 1/4"T

Cut 20 spokes from 1/4" FF each 5" long. With smooth side down, insert them evenly around the oval base. Weave 2 rows 11/64" FO, keeping the spokes flat. Upset the spokes and continue with 6 more rows of 11/64" FO, 3 rows dyed 3mm FO, and 4 rows 11/64" FO. Pack well, cut and tuck spokes. Rim in the same manner as above.

Spray with your favorite Weaver's Stain (I used Clear).

All materials to make this basket are available at NC Basket Works.

 

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