The basketry book; twelve lessons in reed weaving

9780217703185: The basketry book; twelve lessons in reed weaving

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V BASKETS WITH SIMPLE HANDLES Rule. Baskets with handles must always be made on an even number of spokes. 46. Model No. 4. Bowl-shaped Basket, Wound Handle. D1mens1ons Base \% inches. Height \% inches. Opening %}4 inches. From coil at base to coil at border four and a half inches (by tape measure). Mater1als" 8 base spokes No. 5 reed, 6 inches long. Weavers No. 2 reed. 32 side spokes No. 4^ reed, 16 inches long. Weavers No. 3 reed. Weave base as directed in lesson No. 1 (34-36), sharpen the side spokes and insert in the base, separating them with a three-rod arrow on the right side of the base (39). In turning this basket at the base the side spokes are not crushed, as in the previous models, but are turned gradually, making what is known in basketry as a bowl-shaped turn, the same as the turn in basket No. 3 of the second lesson (44). Turn the base face downward and make a fourrod coil (locked) of No. 3, turning each spoke as you pass over it slightly upward. This coil gives the basket something to rest on and helps to direct the spokes into the correct slope from the base. Weaving the Basket. Proceed with one and one half inches of "over-and-under weave," using No. 3 reed (use two weavers always on an even number of spokes, (8 B); one and one half inches of "double Japanese" (11), using No. 3 reed; one and one half inches of "triple weave," usingNo. 3 reed; finish with a four-rod locked coil, using No. 3 reed (15&, 18). Border. Crush the spokes (41). First row back of two spokes and out, second row in front of three and in under first row, third row over two spokes and down. 47. Handle. The handles given in this lesson are very simple and used only on small baskets, but if a beginner masters them and understands the principle,...

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