Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Not quite what I had in mind.

 When I began to weave the sides of my planned round market basket, I soon realised I could only weave with the very thin grapevine branches. The thicker ones either broke as I tried to bend them round the willow stakes or so distorted those stakes as to make the basket unworkable.
 I also had only six or eight thin enough branches. So my 12" high basket with handle became a 3" high tray.
In future years I will harvest only the thicker grapevine branches. The thinner will be discarded to the green bin. As shown above, the thicker ones make ideal hoops for rib baskets.

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