Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Completing the stair basket.
At the stage before I wove the border I was ready to say, "Never again will I make a stair basket with seagrass weavers." The basket looked quite mis-shapen and I worried about how I could get it to a decent shape. I placed the house-bricks in it overnight to try to shape it. In the middle of the night we were woken with a loud crash. In the morning I found the basket had fallen off the table and landed in the water-filled tote I use to soak the cane. This was the saving of the basket. I wove the border and found that the soaked basket was easy to manipulate into a decent shape. And, by placing it on the stairs with the half-brick weights, its shape was fine. It is now drying to that shape.