Jul 22, 2010

Basket evolution

If you follow my blog you know the basket making is my bogey. I tried many way to imitate woven basket, but none of them could show the delicate details of a real basket. These pictures present the evolution of my basket making. The first is a very primitive version. There is no real base or rim, only toothpicks thrusted into a wood base, and raffia woven around them. It's not my favourite piece. I realized I had to learn the real basket weaving techniques. So I submerged into the net looking for basket tutorials. Two post ago I showed you the basket for the apricots, which I made using wire and thread. The weaving is fine, but the thread is heary. I would use simple wire for rows, but the wire is too smooth and shiny. For the stakes of the third one I coated wire with raffia, and the rows are raffia, and I really make a basket. For the forth one I used the raffia coated wire for the rows, too. This is the best, or no? What do you know? Thread or wire? The best solution would be a thin paper coated wire or any coated wire, but of course there is any such material in Hungary. I make a mountain out of a molehill,  
don't I? Maybe I ought to use simple wire, and painted it after weaving.




12 comments:

mijuu said...

A harmadik és a negyedik is egyaránt szuper, egyiket sem tudnám kinevezni győztesnek!

Azt tudnod kell ám, hogy ha egyszer találkozunk, meg is kell ám mutatnod, hogyan csinálod ezeket a csodákat!

Pénteken pedig lesheted a postást:)

The Old Maid said...

The wire seems to give you more even basket but the raffia coted wire basket is looking much realistic look:)Anyway all baskets are fab!

The Old Maid said...

So sorry! Something went wrong with my comment and it showed so many times! Sorry Bozse!:)

Bözse said...

It wasn't hard to delete, so no problem! It was the first time for me deleting a comment.

lulukachu said...

Love them!
I agree, I like the rafia covered wire baskets the best

Flora said...

The last basket is what I like best. The evolution is very interesting ...
Mini hugs, flora

Norma said...

I like the second and the last best, but you know what - I'd be proud to say that ANY of them were mine!! In the right place even the first one would be wonderful, over the centuries there must have been many women not so skilled at basket making who nevertheless had to make their own for gathering fruit and so on. This first one makes me think of such a woman. A simple, hardworking, practical country woman. A woman to be admired :)

Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster said...

Those little miniature baskets turned out great! Mini's can sure be a struggle when weaving. I'm impressed!
Nancy
http://www.basketmasterweavings.blogspot.com/

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