Round Weed Wicker Basket

Round Reed Wicker Basket

What you’ll need:
round reed
sharp scissors
pliers
wooden beads
hot water
circular wooden base

  1. Cut 8 pieces of round reed 30 inches long to use for the basket spokes.
  2. Soak the basket spokes and ten extra long pieces of round reed in warm water for 5 minutes. Place more pieces of round reed into the water when needed.
  3. Drill 16 holes evenly along the edge of the wooden base.
  4. Starting with one spoke, place one end into the hole in the base.  Using the pliers, pull the reed through and attach a wooden bead.  Skip a hole and place the other end of the spoke into the next hole (making it every other hole).  Attach a bead to this end too.
  5. Place the second reed into the hole you skipped and continue with the rest of the spokes.
  6. Starting at the bottom of the spokes, weave  the rest of the round reed in and out of the spokes.  Repeat around the circle until you are halfway up the spokes.

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Published in: on December 4, 2010 at 11:15 pm  Comments (3)  
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  1. I have found this supply company to be very reputable when ordering basket supplies such as reed. http://www.gratiotlakebasketry.com/

  2. Here are a couple of good basket workshops in case you are interested-

    http://www.weavinwinona.com/

    and if you would rather go in the winter

    http://www.ferggiesbasketcase.com/2011CabinFeverFlyer.pdf

    excellent instructors for beginners or more advanced weaving!

  3. Thanks for both of the suggestions!


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