Wednesday, September 30

My First Basket

Well, I started my first basket this evening. I'm a visual learner so I need pictures to follow. I'm using the About.com tutorial because it has several close up photos.

Here's where I taped the cording to a piece of mat board and glued the center.


Then I started weaving, following the instructions. It was very difficult to keep the tension even. As you can see the base is a bit out of shape. I'm going to keep going anyway. It is my first attempt, you know!

The base is supposed to be 1/2 inch X 1 inch. If I had read the entire tutorial before starting I would have measured first! I had to pull out this last blue row to get it the correct size...


So here's what it looks like now. A mess.

The sides are done with something they call "three rod waling." Whatever that is? It looks like you add two more cords and do a different pattern on the sides. I haven't figured that out yet. I'm going to bed.

Sweet Dreams,
Kathi

7 comments:

Caseymini said...

Kathi, that is a very difficult basket to begin with. Also, for the first one, I would suggest that you use cloth covered wire for the spokes. It is easier to handle than floppy cord. Did you glue the two layers of spokes together, to hold them, before you started? That might make it a bit easier for you.

Caseymini said...

P. S. E mail me privately. I will try to help if I can.

blushing rose said...

I'd never have started some thing this tedious.
Dying to see this completed.

Have a lovely autumn eve. TTFN ~ Marydon

Deni said...

Don't give up!
You will get there!
It does look difficult good luck!
I know you can do it!!!!

Kim said...

I think it looks pretty awesome for your first basket- I would agree with everyone- it looks kind of complicated. If anyone could give you tips it is Casey- I think she is the "mini-superwoman" :) She is so helpful and her instructions are so easy to follow. Good luck Kathi- I can't wait to see it finished :)

Loly Rodriguez said...

muchas gracias por el comentario , espero que esta cesta salga mas facilmente
saludos Loly
Thank you very much for the commentary, I hope that this basket goes out mas easily regards Loly
http://lolyaliminis.blogspot.com

messyfish said...

what a great project! cant wait to see more...