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SUPPLIES: #2 round
#2 round, dyed
3/16” flat flat
quart mayonnaise jar
From the #2 dyed cut:
16 spokes @ 28”
2 spokes @ 13”
1@ 15” for bow or 10” for heart
BASE: Soak your spokes and a long flexible piece of #2 round. Divide the 28” spokes into 4 groups of 4 and mark centers in each group. Lay one set vertically and another set horizontally. The other two sets will form an X on the top, matching up centers on all sets.
Using 1 piece of #2 round, rand for 4 rows, beginning OVER the top set of spokes, keeping the spokes in sets of 4. Catch the “tail” of your weaver as you go to secure it on the underside. Add the 2 short spokes where they fit best, but not in the same set of original 4 spokes.
Continue weaving with one piece of #2, separating the spokes into sets of 2 until the base fits the bottom of your jar, about 3 ¾”. You may find it easier to do this weaving if you hold your work in the air, rather than on the table.
Cut and tuck your weaver when base reaches desired diameter.
SIDES: Rewet spokes, pinch with needle nose pliers and upsett, pushing center up so vase will sit flat. Taper one end of 3/16” flat flat.
Invert jar on table, hold base to bottom with wrong side against jar. Begin sides with a continuous weave with your tapered end of reed, weaving tightly around jar and keeping the spokes in sets of 2.
After several rows, you can lay jar on side to continue weaving. Pack rows and straighten spokes every few rows. Remember to keep your weaving tight against the jar – especially as the jar tapers in.
Weave until you reach the top of the jar, finishing with a tapered end to keep weaving level.
RIM: The rim is a simple braided border. Soak spokes for a few minutes so they do not break while doing the rim and remember to keep them wet as you work, continue to work with them in sets of 2 and do not allow to twist or overlap!
With you needle nose pliers, pinch each set of spokes along the top of jar.
1st row: Starting with any spoke, take it behind the spoke to the right and back out. Continue working to the right until you reach the beginning.
2nd row: Again starting with any spoke, take it over the spoke to the right and back to the inside.
3rd row: Start with any spoke, lay it over the spoke to its right and bend down into jar. This should be a hard bend to hold spokes down so make sure your spokes are really wet!
Trim ends short to lay under braiding.
Add a bow or heart with a dyed piece of #2 round, leave plain or add your own tie-on.
Trim the “hairs”, stain if you wish, gather some flowers and ENJOY!!
Pattern by Suzette Humer for Central PA Basket Weavers Guild 2005 Weaving Odyssey,
Inspired by Debra Hammond’s Woven Vase Pattern
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