We've been talking about wicker work and because I wanted to find out the thickness of my cane I thought I might as well try my hand at it and make a basket. This was a kit that I've been sitting on for a while. I really want to view it as some kind of practice, because it is quite different from working with waxed thread. The kit was ok, but I couldn't work out the instructions for the top border, so I had a look around on the internet and found something workable. Problem is, the stakes are thicker than the cane that you weave with, so they are difficult to bend and weave. Also I broke one, although I kept my work damp at all times. I would really like to find if there is thinner cane available, or if there is a possibility to strip it yourself. Anybody with ideas or information?
And I discovered a new follower as well: Patty Clark at Mini Babies. Welcome Patty. I had just discovered your blog this morning and then the phone rang. Will come back for a visit. For whom is interested in Rik Pierce workshops. Patty tells you all about her recent workshop with Rik on her blog.
That's it for today. The weather is perfect and I am going out for a ride on my bike.
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