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WORK BASKETS

As almost everyone who uses a work basket has a different ideal of what such a basket should be —in regard to size, capacity, shape and ornament— these descriptions are not to be taken as directions, but as suggestions which each basket maker can adapt or elaborate upon. In this way he can work out a basket suited to the taste and needs of the person by whom it is to be used.

Small Bowl Shaped Work Basket

Materials: 10 22-inch spokes of No. 4 rattan, 1 12-inch spoke of No. 4 rattan, 7 weavers of No. 2 rattan.

A small open work basket which is pretty and serviceable, though simple, is made as follows: Two groups of spokes, one of five and the other of five and a half, are crossed in the centre in the usual way and bound around three times with a weaver of No. 2 rattan, which is woven in under-and-over weaving to a diameter of three and a half 65

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