Children will delight in weaving baskets of this kind, and with the fine grades of rattan, with rush in its beautiful natural shades, and raffia which takes color so well, the possibilities for dainty little favors and effective larger baskets are endless.
Candy Basket of Rattan with a Band of Color
Materials: 10 20-inch spokes of No. 4 rattan,
11-inch spoke of No. 4 rattan,5 weavers of No. 2 rattan,
weavers of No. 2 colored rattan.
Two weavers of colored rattan, dyed according to one of the descriptions in Chapter XII, form the band on this basket, which is woven, in a simple Indian shape, of rattan in the natural color. Two groups of spokes, one of five and the other of five and a half, are crossed in the centre and bound around three times with No. 2 rattan which is woven in under-and-over weaving into a flat bottom, about six and a quarter inches in diameter. The spokes are then wet thoroughly and turned up,