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A Guide to Willow Basket Weaving

4. Choosing the Right Willow Rods

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How to choose the right willow rods for your next basket?

And how many rods do you need?

This seemingly simple stage in the making of willow baskets can, in fact, be quite complicated and confusing, and require a great deal of experience.


Here I explain the general guidelines for choosing willow for a basket, and, more importantly, explain the reasoning behind this process.

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1. The Base

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4. French Randing

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2. Adding Uprights

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5. Single-Round Bands

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7. The Border

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8. The Handle

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3. The Upsett

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6. Continuing the Basket

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