Monday, July 8, 2013
I did something easy, but now I don't think that it works in the box.
I will include the directions if someone is inclined to try it.
Part of the problem is, with so small a space, it looks coarse. I used #10 thread and I should have used 20. It would be fine elsewhere, but not here.
I started with a 1" by 2" Woodsie and went with 41 holes around the edge. You have to have an uneven number for the weaving to go right.
I glued a short piece of fabric covered wire in each hole with white glue.
Starting in one corner, I glued the end of the waxed thread inside the corner and wrapped along the long edge.
Repeat those two sections three more times and then finish off with another two rows of overhand loops.
Next, braid your little brains out. I started with over a yard of six threads. Knotted one end and flat braided with two in each strand. You need enough to go around the hamper three times.
Once at the bottom and twice at the top.
I may dip this one in walnut stain and see if that helps. Right now it looks out of place. I fear that it will still look that way when stained.
Anyway, so much for the hamper for today...Tomorrow's another day, as they say....There's those "theys" again.
See you tomorrow.