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and third horizontal spoke) three times. It is then brought back of the third horizontal spoke on the right, up and around the vertical spokes three

times, and so on, until all of the horizontal spokes have been bound to the vertical ones in exactly the same way. After the weaver has passed down and back of the sixth horizontal spoke and around the vertical group three times, it is brought across to the left of the sixth horizontal spoke, where the under-and-over weaving begins. Another centre which, though more elaborate, has been found rather more satisfactory, is woven in this way.

Six twenty-six and four and a half twenty-eight inch spokes are used—the same number of spokes with which the first centre was started. The group of twenty-eight-inch spokes are held by the left hand, in a vertical position, and at an inch above the centre the first horizontal spoke is laid back of the vertical ones. Along this spoke and back of the vertical spokes, with its end toward the right, a weaver is started. It is brought around in front of the vertical group, down back of the right side of the first horizontal spoke, in front of the vertical group, up and back of the left side of the first horizontal spoke, and over the vertical group above the first binding (see Fig. 27). It is then brought down, back of the right side of the first horizontal spoke, across the vertical group to the left side of the second horizontal spoke, which is laid back of the vertical group at about half an inch below the

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