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#1 of 4 Old 06-06-2007, 06:59 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm not sure this is where I need to post but I'm curious about basket weaving with grapevines. I'd love to make a laundry basket. Does anyone know if this is possible?
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Yes, it is possible. Your public library may have books or videos on it. If you want to try fiddling before you invest much, the trick is to soak the vine in water till it is pliable. A laundry basket is a pretty big hard project, I'd start with something smaller and easier like wreaths or napkin rings.

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"I'd start with something smaller and easier like wreaths or napkin rings."

lol! your sooo right! I live on a vinyard and have an endless supply of grapevines so....I guess I should get out there and start soaking and stop typing. THanks for the suggestions.--amanda
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i agree with smaller project and go to the library first

basket weaving is really fun! i haven't made any baskets in years. they have classes near me on making seaweed baskets!

let the vines dry first then soak them then weave the baskets. if you try making them from fresh cut green vine it will shrink after the baskets are woven and they will get really loose.

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