Learn to make a wide variety of baskets in rib-style construction, including melon baskets, wreaths, doll cradles, and twelve other traditional and modern styles of rib construction. The techniques can be applied to making any style basket. In addition, other uses and variations are suggested, that broaden the appeal of new baskets. Decorators and hobbyists will love Rib Baskets.
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General Directions for all Rib Baskets
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added Appalachia basket pg basket shown basketry Begin to weave Bowknot Bring the weaver carnival hoops center hoop Check the outline crosspiece curve Cut the ribs decorative Ear Step edges of ribs Egg Basket finished basket flat oval reed flat reed weavers frame glue god's eye gusset half round reed handle and rim handle base handle hoop Handle length Hen Basket inches Insert ribs insert the ribs inside Jean Turner joint Key Basket longer ribs Mark Market Basket masking tape melon basket mid-point notches Note Patricia Turner pencil sharpener Potato Basket pulled reed in place Reverse the weaver rib basket rib ends rib lengths ribs in place ribs inserted rim hoop rim to rim roll basket round hoop round reed ribs round ribs rows of weaving Scarf secondary ribs shape shave splint top edge weave several rows Weave the ears weaver comes width woven handle wrapped