SmilingFlowers.jpg Smiling Flowers

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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


Basket Size: 6 1/2"L x 4 1/4 "D x 4 3/4"H

Basket Designed and Pattern Written by Suzanne Moore


Materials

3" x 6" Oblong Wood Base
4" Round O/N Ash Handle
Smiling Flowers Buttons
(Button colors may vary from those shown)
3/8" Flat Flat - spokes & rims

#2 Round - twining
11/64" Flat Oval - weavers & lashing
3mm Flat Oval - weavers
Seagrass - rim filler
#2 Round - Dyed Green
A complete Kit is also available  Kit

 

Cut 24 spokes each 8" long from 3/8" FF. Soak briefly. Mark the center of the 3" x 6" oblong base (3"). Insert a spoke at the center mark (smooth side down) and another spoke on the opposite side. These are your "handle spokes". Evenly space the remaining spokes around the base - 11 on each side of the handle spokes. If the groove in your base is too narrow to insert the spokes, run sandpaper around the groove several times, and/or sand down the ends of each spoke (you want a tight fit). Twine 1 time around the base with #2R. Dampen the spokes and gently upset them.

Weave 13 rows of 11/64" FO start and stop. Thread 2 or 3 buttons onto a strand of 3mm FO, making sure the smiling flowers are UP and weave this strand around the basket. Weave 2 more rows of 11/64" FO before adding another row of buttons, which are threaded onto 3mm FO. Again, weave 2 rows of 11/64" FO and then another row of buttons onto 3mm FO (I found it necessary to weave 2 rows of 11/64" FO between the button rows). After you have woven the 3rd row of buttons, weave 5 rows of 11/64" FO.

Pack well as you go. Cut and tuck the spokes and insert the handle. Rim with 3/8" FF inside and outside, seagrass between the rims, and lash with 11/64" FO.

Use #2R green dyed reed to add stems to the flowers.


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

 

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