Staking Up

1 lessons, 22 min

Adding uprights to a basket (a process commonly known as staking up), can be done in a number of different ways, most of which I demonstrate in this course.

I talk primarily about round bases, but also about oval bases, and what should be considered when staking them up.

Two more lessons twill be added in the future. The first of them - on weaving basket foots, and the second - on staking up in square work.

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The process of adding uprights in classic round and oval work includes 4 different stages: cutting the stakes, inserting the stakes, kinking the stakes, and, finally, tying them together.  Each of these stages might be done in a number of different ways according to the nature of our work and your personal preferences.  Here I demonstrate some commonly used methods and approaches for each of these stages, and, while doing so - explain their advantages and the reasoning behind them.

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