Version #2 - #1 Round Reed and 11/64" Flat Reed
Styrofoam Cone 6" long x 3" diameter; 36" of waxed
Cut spokes from 11/64" Flat Reed 6 pcs @ 24"
long and 1 pc @ 12" long.
Mark centers on the rough side of reed.
At the center marks, secure the 24" spokes with a T-pin
to the pointed end of the cone.
Push the spokes up and against the sides of the cone to form
them to the shape of the cone.
Twine 3 rows with waxed thread.
Insert the 11" spoke into the twining between any two spokes.
Taper the beginning end of a long length of 11/64" flat
reed for about 10" 12".
Begin weaving Under2/Over2 in a continuous weave. When you are
about 1 ½" from the top, pull the styrofoam cone out of the
basket and continue to weave 1 ½" more. Cut weaver.
Unweave a few inches and taper down the end of the weaver. Then
weave back into basket.
Make a matchstick border with the spoke ends that extend above
the top edge of the basket. See diagram below.
For a hanger, use a piece of seagrass or leather. Knot on one
end. Run the other end from the outside to the inside, under the
rim, and then back through from the inside to the outside, and
knot the other end.
Waxed thread used for the twining at the beginning can now be
removed if desired.
Diagram drawn loosely for illustration purpose. Pull
spokes down tight as you actually weave along. The last spoke will
have to be worked in to its place. Use of a straight tip tool may