Small Scrap Basket with Straight Sides
Materials: 8 26-inch spokes of No. 4 rattan, I 14-inch spoke of No. 4 rattan, 8 or 10 weavers of No. 2 rattan, 6 strands of raffia braided and colored.
Another scrap basket for a desk or table is woven on eight and a half twenty-six inch spokes. A flat bottom three and a half inches in diameter is first made; the spokes are then thoroughly wet and turned sharply upward with about half an inch of triple twist to begin the straight sides. Two and a half inches in under-and-over weaving continue the sides, then three rows of braided raffia (colored with terra-cotta stain—see Chapter XII) make an effective band, which is followed by