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Old December 19th 09, 07:07 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.yarn
meuharris
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Can anyone tell me the requirements for a suitable basket making
material?
I understand willow is very common but can I use the twigs from other
trees as well?
What about holly? Dog wood?
Is pussy willow also acceptable?
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Old December 20th 09, 06:47 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.yarn
mirjam
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On Dec 19, 8:07*pm, meuharris wrote:
Can anyone tell me the requirements for a suitable basket making
material?
I understand willow is very common but can I use the twigs from other
trees as well?
What about *holly? Dog wood?
Is pussy willow also acceptable?


Any material you can bend/ wrap/ braid/ weave are suitable for basket
making.
Some tree barks are wonderful as well, some as is and some like
Eucaliptus, after some soaking .
You can also use torn rags, etc...
Best of luck
mirjam
ps find some good books about basketry
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Old December 20th 09, 12:47 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.yarn
meuharris
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On 20 Dec, 05:47, mirjam wrote:
On Dec 19, 8:07*pm, meuharris wrote:

Can anyone tell me the requirements for a suitable basket making
material?
I understand willow is very common but can I use the twigs from other
trees as well?
What about *holly? Dog wood?
Is pussy willow also acceptable?


Any material you can bend/ wrap/ braid/ weave are suitable for basket
making.
Some tree barks are wonderful as well, some as is and some like
Eucaliptus, after some soaking .
You can also use torn rags, etc...
Best of luck
mirjam
ps find some good books about basketry


thanks a lot for your answer
 




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