How To Prepare Willow For Basket Weaving

How To Prepare Willow For Basket Weaving Drying and Rehydration Of Willow Willows must be stored in a dry place or they will become mildewed. For the same reason, any watered material left over from a particular job should be thoroughly dried before being stored...
Three Rod Wale

Three Rod Wale

Basket Weaving Techniques : Three Rod Wale Three Rod Wale Waling is worked on the same principle as pairing, and is always begun with tops. It should always finish with the tops also, as to finish with butts would be likely to leave an unsightly gap. To begin a wale...
Slewing

Slewing

Basket Weaving Techniques : Slewing Slewing Slewing consists of working two or more rods together one above the other, before and behind alternate stakes. Slewing is worked continuously round and round the sides of basket, and an odd number of stakes is necessary. Two...
Pairing

Pairing

Basket Weaving Techniques : Pairing Pairing Pairing is used mainly in round and oval bottoms. It is not suitable for siding, but it is sometimes used in place of a top wale. Pairing is carried out by taking the left-hand rod of the two over the other, behind the...