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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


Top Basket Dimensions: 10 3/4"L x 8"W x 4 1/4"H

Basket Designed and Pattern Written by Suzanne Moore


Materials
5" x 8" Rectangle Base
1/2" Flat Flat - spokes
#2 Round - twining
Holly/Bells/Ribbon Embellishment Pkg.


7mm Flat Flat - Weavers
1/2" Flat Oval - rims
Seagrass - rim filler
3mm Flat Oval - lashing


A complete Kit is also available  Kit

Cut 28 spokes from 1/2" FF each 7" long. Put a pencil mark at the center of the base (4"). You will attach the bells, leaves and bow on this center spoke when your basket is complete. 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). Insert a spoke at the center mark (both front and back) 3 on each side of the center spoke, 1 spoke in each corner and 5 on each short end (a total of 28 spokes). Twine with #2 R two times around the base.

Dampen the spokes and gently upset them. Weave 13 rows start and stop with 7mm FF. Allow the ends of the basket to flare out slightly.

Pack well, and cut and tuck spokes in the usual manner. Rim with 1/2" FO inside and out. Measure the circumference over your outside 1/2" FO rim. Cut a piece of 1/4" red ribbon adding 1" to your circumference measurement. Example, my outside rim measured 31", so I cut 32" of ribbon. Set the remaining ribbon aside for attaching the bells and making the bow.

Position the ribbon over the outside 1/2" FO rim, seagrass between and lash with 3mm FO.

ATTACHING THE BELLS & HOLLY LEAVES:
Decide on the position of your leaves and put a drop of glue on the back of the leaf, down near the bottom stem. If you are using insta or maxi cure glue, DO NOT PRESS DOWN WITH YOUR FINGERS AS SOME GLUE MAY COME THROUGH THE LEAF, STICKING YOUR FINGER TO THE LEAF. USE A KNIFE OR SOME OTHER METAL OBJECT TO HOLD THE LEAF IN PLACE UNTIL SECURED. Cut an 8" piece of the ribbon (save the remainder for the bow). Thread the ribbon through the hole on top of the 2 bells and tie them to the inside of the basket. If the leaves are in the way, make a hole with your pointed awl. Lastly, make the bow with the remaining ribbon. Fill with "goodies" for the Ultimate Gift Basket.


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

 

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