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With 3 pieces of #3 natural round reed each approximately 30” long triple twine three rows using a step up. Start and end on the outside of the basket and tuck the ends in to the triple twining to secure them. The triple twine will be on the inside of the basket. Upset the spokes strait up. Taper 1 long piece of 3/16” smoked flat oval for about 5” Insert the tapered end into the grove into a space in the triple twining. Continuous weave over under for 7 rows. Taper the end of the 3/16” smoked flat oval and weave it out to make the basket height even. With 3 pieces of #3 natural round reed each approximately 36” long triple twine 3 rows using a step up. Start and end on the outside of the basket and tuck the ends in to the triple twining to secure them. The triple twine will be on the inside of the basket, this is your inside rim. Finishing: Fit a piece of ½” flat oval mark a 2 ½” overlap. Shave the overlap and secure it to the outside of the basket as an outer rim. Use 3 pieces of round reed as rim filler. They only need to go around one time. Secure the outside rim and the rim filler with zip ties. Lash with a long piece of 3/16” smoked flat oval. Secure it to the right of the rim overlap and lash between every spoke around the basket one time. Secure the end and trim it off. Burn the “harries” and stain the basket with a clear stain of your choice. Copyright ~ Sarah Nestle ~ 2010 Please visit the Website for prices and more great baskets, patterns and kits like this one. All weaving levels are available! Weave this Quarter Basket for a special year to celebrate with style-think wedding or anniversary (Put in the year that the special couple was married.), special birthday (Find the year that the receiver was born.) or special state! All 50 states are available!

Supplies: Weaving supplies and all 50 states can be ordered by contacting Sarah Nestle the owner of Baskets By Hand P.O. Box 44, Shepherd, MI 48883 or by calling 989-828-5543. Or visit the Website- http://www.basketsbyhand.com

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