Thursday, February 22, 2007

Candle Holder Basket Pattern

  • 1 candle 2 3/4" x 2 3/4"
  • 5/8" Flat (spokes and one weaver)
  • 1/4" Flat (weavers, both plain and color, and split as lashing)
  • 1/2" Flat (rim)
  • Narrow Seagrass
  • #2 Round reed (twining)


Weave sides straight up. Pack well and keep spokes straight. Check candle fit periodically. Glass rim should sit above basket rim for safetly.
2 3/4" x 2 3/4"
Six 11 3/4" spokes out of 5/8" Flat reed

Mark all spokes in the center on the rough side. Lay out three spokes horizontally, centers lined up, spanning 2 3/4". Over-under weave one spoke vertically through the center. True base to 2 3/4" x 2 3/4". Twine once around with #2 round reed. Upset stakes.

Over-under weave sides with a two-spoke overlap. Do not overlap around corners.

Rows 1-3:
1/4" Flat plain
Row 4:
1/4" Flat dyed
Row 5:
5/8" Flat plain
Row 6:
1/4" Flat dyed
Rows 7-9:
1/4" Flat plain

Check candle fit - there should be room to tuck the spokes and lash rim in place. Cut and tuck.

Using 1/2" Flat for your inner rim and outer rim, add narrow seagrass as a filler and lash in place with a length of 1/4" Flat reed that has been cut in half lengthwise (forming a 1/8" lasher).

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