First Quality Flat, Flat Oval, Half Round and Round Reed

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First Quality Reed:
Flat Reed
Flat Oval
Half Round Reed
Round Reed
Smoked Reed
Dyed Reed
Hints in Working with Reed
Ordering Information
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Create your own beautiful baskets with our First Quality Reeds. Many of your favorite sizes of reed are ON SALE NOW!

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Flat Reed -- Flat Reed is sold in 1 lb. coils or you may purchase Flat Reed by the foot.
Item No. Description Approx. Feet/lb.
1164 11/64" Flat Reed

410

1316 3/16" Flat Reed

400

1014 1/4" Flat Reed

370

1070 7mm Flat Reed NEW!

300

1038 3/8" Flat Reed

210

1012 1/2" Flat Reed

150

1058 5/8" Flat Reed

120

1034 3/4" Flat Reed

90

1078 7/8" Flat Reed NEW!

75

1010 1" Flat Reed

70

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Flat Oval Reed -- Weavers, Rims and Staves are just a few of the uses for Flat Oval Reed.  On your next Apple Basket try weaving with 1/4" Flat Oval instead of 1/4" Flat Reed.  You'll be surprised at the variety and texture that Flat Ovals add to your baskets.  Flat Oval Reed is sold in 1 lb. coils or you may purchase Flat Oval Reed by the foot.
Item No. Description Approx. Feet/lb.
3364 11/64" Flat Oval Reed

350

3316 3/16" Flat Oval Reed

300

3314 1/4" Flat Oval Reed

275

3370 7 mm Flat Oval Reed

200

3338 3/8" Flat Oval Reed

175

3312 1/2" Flat Oval Reed

90

3358 5/8" Flat Oval Reed

60

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Half Round Reed --  Half Round Reed (Split Reed) is easy to carve yet strong; these qualities make it an excellent choice for rims and handles.
Item No. Description Size No. Approx. Feet/lb. Half Round (Split Reed)
3014 1/4" Half Round Reed

9

150

3038 3/8" Half Round Reed

12

70

3012 1/2" Half Round Reed

15

35

3058 5/8" Half Round Reed

17

20

3034 3/4" Half Round Reed

19

16

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Round Reed -- Working with Round Reed is lots of fun!  Round Reed is sold in 1 lb. coils and for your convenience Round Reed is also sold by the foot.

To learn more about weaving with Round Reed, look on the Patterns Page for patterns by Flo Hoppe!

Item No. Description
Approx. Feet/lb.
Approx. Dia.
2000 #0 Round Reed

2000

1mm

2010 #1 Round Reed

1600

1.25mm

2020 #2 Round Reed

1100

1.5mm

2030 #3 Round Reed

750

2.25mm

2040 #4 Round Reed

500

2.75mm

2050 #5 Round Reed

350

3-3.25mm

2060 #6 Round Reed

200

4-4.5mm

2070 #7 Round Reed

150

5-5.5mm

2080 #8 Round Reed

110

5.75-6.5mm

2090 #9 Round Reed

100

7-7.5mm

2100 #10 Round Reed

80

8mm

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NEW! Smoked Reed is available in these sizes:

  • 1/4" and 1/2" Flat Reed
  • #2 and #6 Round Reed
  • 1/4" and 1/2" Flat Oval Reed

This First Quality material adds a warm contrast of 'smokey' color to your baskets. Sold by the pound.

Item No.
Description
KF14
1/4" Flat Reed Smoked
KF12
1/2" Flat Reed Smoked
KO14
1/4" Flat OVAL Reed Smoked
KO12
1/2" Flat OVAL Reed Smoked
KR02
#2 Round Reed Smoked
KR06
#6 Round Reed Smoked
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Hints in Working with Reed

  • Soaking Flat Reed 1 or 2 minutes in warm water is usually long enough to make it flexible.  Round, Flat Oval, Half Round Reeds, and Canes require a longer soaking time.  Always check your pattern for specific instructions.
  • Always allow Reed to dry out before storing.
  • Flat Reed has a smooth side and a rough side.  The rough side will usually fray or splinter more than the smooth side.  Most basket makers prefer the smooth side to be the outside of their baskets.
  • You can help control the shape of your basket by keeping an even tension on the weaver and by gently pushing or pulling on the stakes or ribs as you weave.
  • Add color to your baskets to make them uniquely yours.

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