Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Tiny Rattan Basket
- 29 May 2013
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Loosely knot the thin rattan to create a loop
Continue to weave the end pieces to create a wreath
See Tutorial below for detail images on how to weave a wreath
Press a long piece of rattan through the wreath at opposite sides
Add another piece of rattan
Add a third piece of rattan and weave it through the previous pieces
Gently pull the rattan pieces down from the wreath to create a basket shape.
Adjust the pieces to shape the basket
Secure the rattan pieces with a few drops of wood glue
Fold the first rattan piece over and weave it into the wreath
Hook the end piece into the wreath to secure
Fold over and weave in all the rattan pieces
Secure the end pieces with small drops of glue
Hook a long piece of rattan through the wreath and weave it through the basket to break up the basic bottom lines of the basket
Weave and twirl the rattan in the bottom of the basket
Weave in another long rattan piece to create the basket handle. Let the rattan piece dangle at one end
Curve the rattan in and around the bottom of the basket and out at the wreath
Fold the two dangling rattan pieces over the top of the basket
Weave the pieces together to secure the handle
Weave in another section of rattan and weave it around the handle from the one side to the other
Secure the loose pieces by tucking it into the handle pieces
Add another rattan piece from the other side to create a neat handle
Almost done with the tiny rattan basket...
Curl a few rattan pieces and weave and glue it into the basket design. See Tutorial below for a detailed look at curling the rattan pieces
The basket is now done and ready to design with. But if you want to create a very stable bottom for it to rest on:
Make a small knot in a piece of rattan.
Weave the rattan into a tiny wreath
Glue the wreath to the bottom of the basket
Tiny rattan basket all done and ready to design with
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