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The Napkin Buddy Basket

Pattern Compliments Of:

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
 

Top Basket Size: 11"L x 9"D x 3"T

Basket designed and pattern written by Barbara Gilbert
 

We're turning back the clock to the mid 1990's when Barbara and Bill Gilbert first introduced "The Original Cabin Boy". Other designs soon followed such as the Cabin Girl, Weaver's Workmate, Peanut Basket, Plant Stands, Silver Caddy, Napkin Buddy, and Plate Mate.

After Barbara passed away in 2002, Bill gave us the exclusive rights to all their patterns and designs. As a tribute to our old friends, we have decided to bring back some of their creations.

Materials

 Napkin Buddy Base
1/2" Flat Flat - spokes
3/16" Flat Oval - weavers & lashing
1/4" Flat Flat - dyed weavers

7mm Flat Flat - rim row
Seagrass - rim filler
1/2" Flat Oval - rims 
Insta or Maxi Cure Glue (not included in kit)

 

A complete Kit is also available  Kit

If you plan to stain your base and handle, do so before weaving the basket.  

Cut 36 spokes from 1/2" FF each 6" long. Insert the spokes smooth side down into the base with handle side up. You will have 5 spokes on each short end, 2 in each corner, and 9 on each long side. Refer to diagram below:

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I suggest you glue in all your spokes. Dry fit each spoke, then remove one at a time and glue it in. If the groove in your base is too narrow to insert the spoke, run sand paper around the slot several times and/or sound down the end of each spoke.

Weave the first two rows with 3/16" FO as close to the base as possible. Gently upset the spokes and weave 7 more rows with 3/16" FO, keeping the spokes up straight. Leave about 1/2" clearance between the handle and the weavers to allow the handle to slide up and down.

After weaving a total of 9 rows, weave in 3 rows of dyed 1/4" FF, 1 row 3/16" FO and a rim row of 7mm FF. Pack well, cut and tuck in the usual manner. Rim with 1/2" FO, seagrass between the rims, and lash with 3/16" FO.

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

 

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