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Tools.—A pair of strong, sharp shears, a yardstick, and a deep paper pail for water are needed at first, and later a short steel knitting-needle about

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the size of No. 4 rattan, and a sharp knife. Rubber finger guards for the right forefinger and thumb will be found almost a necessity where much weaving is done.

In raffia work, tapestry or worsted needles, No. 19, are required.

Fig. 2.—Under-and-over Weaving

Preparation.—-The rattan, as it comes from the

manufacturer, is in long twists or skeins. (See

Fig. i.) It should be drawn out, as it is needed,

from the loop end; otherwise it will get tangled

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