Melon Shaped Egg Basket

10" Melon Shaped Egg Basket Pattern

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This pattern is easy-to-make and recommended for you if you have never made an egg basket.

You'll learn the Kentucky-style 'eye' and rib construction. The spherical shape makes this the simplest egg basket.

Supplies Needed: Scissors or Shears, Chip Carving Knife or Razor Knife, Slip-joint Pliers, Pencil, Measuring Tape, Container to hold water, Basketry Awl and 2 Twist Ties

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Video Instruction: Lashing the Eye of an Egg Basket - PHOTOS and VIDEO.

This supplement to the instructions below shows an easy way to nail your hoops together and a video showing how to lash the 'Eye'. The 'eye' of an Egg Basket or Rib Construction Basket is used to tie the hoops together and give the ribs a place to rest. Many times the hoops are nailed together first then lashed.


Materials / Supplies

Description Item Add to Cart
2 ea. - 10" x 3/4" Round Hoops Item 6103E Add
2 ea. - 18 gauge Brass Pins - To secure the hoops Item BP58E Add
8 ft. - 1/2" Flat Reed - Eyes Item 1012F Add
20 ft. - #6 Round Reed - Ribs Item 2060F Add
90 ft. - 3/16" Flat Reed Item 1316P Add*

*This item has been rounded to 1 pound because it is less expensive to purchase 1 pound than to purchase the foot quantity.

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