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The Plate Mate

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 Dimesions: 12" diameter x 3 1/2"T
Holds paper plates up to 9" diameter

Basket designed and pattern written by Barbara Gilbert
(Companion to The Napkin Buddy)
 

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

Plate Mate Base Pkg.
5/8" Flat Flat - spokes
3/16" Flat Oval - weavers & lashing
1/4" Flat Flat - dyed weavers
3/8" Flat Flat - rim row
#2 Round - twining
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 40 Spokes from 5/8" FF each 6" long. Soak briefly. With smooth side down, insert a spoke at each handle end, and then 19 spokes in between. I suggest you glue in all 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 sand down the end of each spoke.

Twine with #2R two times around the base, keeping the spokes flat. Upset the spokes and weave 8 rows start and stop with 3/16" FO. Leave about 1/2" clearance between the handle and the weavers to allow the handle to slide up and down.

After weaving the 8 rows, weave 3 rows of dyed 1/4" FF, 1 row 3/16" FO and a rim row of 3/8" FF. Pack well. Cut and tuck spokes in the usual manner. Rim with 1/2" FO, seagrass between rims and lash with 3/16" FO.

 

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

 

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