Metal & Cane
Occasionally I like to try unusual weaving materials. This is a 6″ melon rib basket in which I used black cane and galvanized steel from the hardware store.
Instead of weaving a God’s Eye for the ears, I tied on 2 antique pressed tin medallions. Weaving with the wire was not necessarily hard, but it was hard to keep from poking and scratching myself with the ends. Ouch!
Weaving rib baskets is not really my ‘thing’. I find them difficult to shape and also tedious to weave. Using a different weaving material made it more interesting for me.
This little experiment worked out well, but I think once is enough. Any comments would be appreciated.