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Basketmaking resumed

October 20, 2011

On Tuesday, having given the willow more time to soak, I picked up the basket again, and had another go.  This time it was much better.  I was very excited and pleased, and it really restored my confidence that I could at least learn this skill.  The rods were much pleasanter and well-behaved.   I just did a bit of it, enough to feel that progress had been made.  Unfortunately yesterday I was not able to do any more due to migraine, but I hope to have another go today.

Here are some pictures.

From last Friday:

This is the pipe that the rods soak in. The bucket was to keep them submerged as they float!

rods coming out of pipe

 

Different colours of willow

 

Here is where I got to on Tuesday, after starting completely over.

first steps

 

other side

 

Hopefully more to come….

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