When I was in fourth grade I learned how to weave a basket with raffia. I still have that basket. I’ve looked at it from time to time thinking “Dude! I made that!” I’ve also thought if I could make a basket when I was 9, then I could certainly make a basket in my thirties. And it will probably look magnificent. So far I’ve weaved a handful of baskets using different materials. So let me show you how I made my most recent basket. I keep oils in mine.
Start by cutting along piece of yarn. Put on your needle and with the other end wrap the the yarn around the end of the cotton cording about an inch. I kept my cording on the spool the whole time so you don’t have to worry about cutting that.
Pinch together the wrapped ends.
Start to spiral the cord arounds itself and as you spiral sew the pieces together with your needle. This part might not look the prettiest, but as long as you sew it tightly it wont matter what it looks like.
Continue to spiral around sewing together the new layer to the last layer. Make sure you wrap & sew it tightly.
Just keep spiraling and sewing!
If you run out of the yarn cut another long piece. pinch the two ends together and wrap around the cotton cording like this:
Once you are happy with the diameter of the base you can start building up the sides. All you have to do is layer the cording on top of the outer layer and start sewing it together.
Keep spiraling and sewing up the sides of the basket.
Once you’re happy with how tall your basket is. Sew the end around a few times tightly so your basket wont unravel. Then cut the cording.
Voila! A basket! Now to put something in it.