HOW TO MAKE BASKETS : Page 3
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
MATERIALS, TOOLS, PREPARATION
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