How do you weave leaves?
Place a few blades of grass in a parallel horizontal position. Weave a vertical pattern, with a new blade of grass, under and over the horizontal pieces. Weave the second row, with a new blade of grass, over and under the horizontal pieces. Keep the weaving tight up against the previous row for a strong weave.
What is the basket weave technique?
The basic process of basket making involves carefully weaving strands of fiber over and under each other to create a round shape. A simple coil basket starts out as a thick piece of fiber that is shaped into a basic coil while a thinner, flexible fiber is woven around it. Wicker baskets are more difficult to master.
How do you dry leaves for weaving?
Drying them in the back of a car where the sun will warm them also works well. If you happen to have a barn, another good way to dry them is to gather them in bunches with a tightly wound rubber band, and hang them. I dry about 1/2″-3/4″ diameter bunches. The leaves and stems will shrink considerably while drying.
What kind of leaves used in making mats and baskets?
Among the vast selection of plant materials naturally available in the Philippines and utilized in making mats and baskets are bamboo (Poaceae subfamily Bambusaideae), rattan (Aracaeae/Palmae Family), buri palm (Corypha elata), pandan (Pandanus spp.), and local sedges, such as tikug (Fimbristylis spp.) and reeds.
How do you make a palm leaf basket?
For plain baskets the leaf strips are dipped in boiled water and kept it to dry and for colored basket the strips are dipped in colored water. This process is mostly done for strengthening process but it is not put in the water and boiled because it damages the leaf.
What are the three coil basket techniques?
The three techniques are called plaiting, coiling, and twining. Let’s take a look at each technique, how it’s done, and what the finished result will look like. Caption: The earliest known baskets are estimated to have been made over 10,000 years ago.
What are the three techniques used in basket weaving?
There are three main weaving techniques: coiling, plaiting and twining. Basketry of the Northwest Coast uses numerous variations of these methods.
How do you weave a basket out of palm leaves?
Firmly fold the palm leaf strands over to create a sharp and neat bottom side. Do this for all four sides. Just continue to weave the palm leaf in and over untill the end peices are neatly incoprporated. The loose strands that ends outside the box needs to be cut short and then woven over and into the box.