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How to weave "basket" from paper or plastic strips 2

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Woven basket from many different reused materials you can find or prefer, palm or coconut leaves, reused paper, old magazines, coffee bags, plastic strapping etc.
 
 Last step in
 You already made the bottom
and 4 side (but still seperate) of the basket.

 
Start weave 4 sides together, begin with A side (top)  and B side (right).

Hold A side (top)  and B side (right) and turn to "outer" side.

(Outside the basket view)
 Adjust the strips to their own form and you can see the X parallel.

 Just weave them together over, under, over , under.

You are now joining both A and B together. 
I hold the weaving together using red paper clip.

You can see  A+B side by red  paper clip. (bottom of the picture)

AB side (red paper clip.)
Then we must weave C and D side above together.

Weave 2 sides  C and D in exactly the same manner
as the previous weaving of the A and B.

 
(Outside the basket view)
Hold C and D side , turn to "outer" side.
 Adjust the strips to their own form and you can see the X parallel.

 
 Weave them together over, under, over , under.


Already joining both C and D together. 
I hold the weaving together using blue  paper clip.


Already weaving AB side (red  paper clip) and CD side (blue paper clip.)
  Each side has 2 "hand" left and right (as shown in the picture).

 
I will start to weave them together.

Holding the two left "hands"
 
And turn to "outer" side
(Outside the basket view)
Adjust the strips to their own form and you can see the X parallel.

The same basic method as you made previous step,
 weave them together over, under, over , under.
 Now this wall of the basket is higher.
 
(Inside the basket view)
Left side we just already weave is higher than the right we will weave.

 See closer another side view.

 Continue weaving as the previous steps until the walls are the desired height.
 


Use and remove clothes pins or paper clips as necessary.

When the walls of the basket are high the basket will be holding its self together well.

When we have woven the basket to the desired height 
it is time to finish off the top edge.

Pull upwards on the vertical strips 
to eliminate any slack in the basket and to tighten the weave. 


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