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OVAL BASKETS

The chief difference between the round baskets we have been weaving and these oval ones is, of course, in the centre (a notable exception being the Japanese basket on page 133, which slopes gracefully up from the sides to the ends), so that the aim in this chapter is to give the worker as great a variety in the pattern and form of these centres as possible.

English Oval Basket

Materials: Basket—6 6-inch spokes of No. 3 rattan, I 3-inch spoke of No. 3 rattan, 64 14-inch spokes of No. 3 rattan, 6 weavers of No. 2 rattan, Brown rush.

Handle—2 35-inch pieces of No. 4 rattan, Brown rush, A knitting needle.

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