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CANDY BASKETS : Page 84


Hinge, Top Handle and Fastening.—A weaver of No. 2 rattan is cut into fourths, these are then separated into pairs, which are doubled at the centre and knotted according to the directions on page 61. This knot is drawn up until it is about two inches across. It is then placed in the centre of the cover with the ends extending over the front and back of the basket. The pairs of ends which are toward the back of the basket are crossed, the left being the upper one, and they are pressed down through the cover, one on either side of a spoke, and between the last row of weaving and the border. Each pair is now brought through a loop in the centre of the border of the basket,

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