Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Arts and Crafts/Basketry

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Arts and Crafts
General Conference
Skill Level 2
Year of Introduction: 1937

1. Know the names of two countries where Rattan (cane) is grown.[edit | edit source]

Most (70%) of the world's rattan grows in Indonesia, distributed among Borneo, Celebes, Sumbawa islands. The rest of the world's supply comes from the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Bangladesh.

2. Explain how to treat pithcane (reed) before weaving.[edit | edit source]

Soak the Round Reed and Flat Oval Reed for 5 to 10 minutes in warm water. If reed becomes dry while you are weaving, re-soak or spray until pliable. Do not over soak your reed; it will become mushy.

3. What tools would you use for[edit | edit source]

a. Cane basket making?[edit | edit source]

Sharp Knife Peg Pair of round-nosed pliers Awl Two Bodkins Rapping iron to tap down the wave on heavy cane work Cane seat weaver Note: A blunted chisel will do instead of the rapping iron, just wind a piece of tape around the end to protect the cane.

b. Raffia or Indian basket making?[edit | edit source]

4. Define[edit | edit source]

a. Weaver singeing[edit | edit source]

To singe baskets is a method of removing reed hairs from a basket after it is finished. Using a lighter or other small torch or flame, move the flame around the basket to singe or burn up hairs. Brush your hand over the sides of the basket to knock off the burnt hairs. Hold the flame above the basket so you do not blacken the basket. It is recommended that you wet or mist the basket prior to singeing, the hairs will dry first and this will lessen the chance of burning the basket itself.

b. Crushing[edit | edit source]

5. Explain how to[edit | edit source]

a. Mend a broken spoke (stake).[edit | edit source]

b. Join a weaving rod (reed).[edit | edit source]

6. Name two kinds of bases used in baskets and tell in which type of basket each one can be used.[edit | edit source]

7. Describe how to lay[edit | edit source]

a. A footbridge border[edit | edit source]

b. A three-rod border[edit | edit source]

8. Do the following: simple weaving, slewing, and bispoking, and stitch a raffia base.[edit | edit source]

9. Make a cane sandwich tray with a wood base.[edit | edit source]

10. Make a hot roll basket with a woven base.[edit | edit source]

11. Make a round hot pad six inches (15.2 cm) in diameter in Raffia or Indian basketry.[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]