Friday, December 15

Making Waste Basket

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Materials:

  • 1/4 flat natural

  • 11/64 flat oval dyed burgundy

  • 3/8 flat dyed green

  • 5/8 flat oval

  • #3 sea-grass

  • 7/8 flat natural

  • 1/2 flat dyed navy blue

  • 1/2 flat dyed green (spokes)

  • medium chair cane (lasher)

Cut from the 7/8 flat 6 spokes 38″ long.
Cut from the 1/2 flat 12 spokes 38″ long.
Mark the centers and soak.

Starting with two 7/8 flat spokes, make a cross. Horizontally add three green spokes on each side of the center 7/8 spoke. Vertically add three green spokes on each side of the center 7/8 spoke. Horizontally add a 7/8 spoke on each side of the sets of threes. Vertically add a 7/8 spoke on each side of the sets of threes. Base should measure 8 1/2x 8 1/2. Place clothespins on each corner. Using 1/4 flat, miter the base.

Upset the base.

2 rows 7/8 flat
1 row 1/2 navy
1 row 3/8 green
1 row 11/64 burgundy (flat oval)
1 row 3/8 green

1 row 1/2 navy
1 row 7/8 flat
1 row 3/8 green
1 row navy 1/2
1 row 3/8 green
11/64 burgundy flat oval
1 row 3/8 green
1 row navy
1 row 7/8 flat

1 row 3/8 green
1 row 1/2 navy
1 row 3/8 green
1 row 11/64 flat oval burgundy
1 row 3/8 green
1 row 1/2 navy
1 row 3/8 green
1 row navy
1 row 7/8 natural

Rim row 3/8 flat
Cut all inside spokes and tuck all outside spokes.
Measure the inside and outside, adding two inches to each measurement. Using 5/8 flat oval for the rim, cut to the measurements. Shave the end’s top on one side, under on the alternate side. Clothespin to the basket. Line with sea-grass.
Using the medium chair cane, lash on the rim.

 

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