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CANDY BASKETS 91

Covered Basket with Hinge, Handle and Fastening in One

Materials: Basket—6 22-inch spokes of No. 4 rattan, 1 12-inch spoke of No. 4 rattan, 4 weavers of No. 2 rattan.

Cover, Hinge, etc.—6 18-inch spokes of No. 4 rattan,

I 10-inch spoke of No. 4 rattan, 3.5 weavers of No. 2 rattan,

A knitting needle.

What makes this basket unusual and attractive is the hinge, top-handle and fastening, which are all formed of one weaver in a series of twists. The basket and cover are simply made. Two groups of spokes, twenty-two inches long, one of three, and the other of three and a half, are crossed in the centre, bound three times around, and woven into a bottom two and a half inches in diameter. The spokes are then wet and bent upward with a decided flare which, when four weavers have been used, should make the diameter of the top about five inches. It is then bound off and finished with this border. Each spoke in turn is brought back of the next spoke on the right, in front of the next, back of the next, in front of the next, and

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