Using techniques from other crafts is a sure fire way of coming up with innovative designs. Lisa Claxton of Beaducation demonstrates this with her stunning and clever basket weave wire design video tutorial. She applies a number of the loom weaving techniques to her design.
It is important to note that hard wire (not half hard or soft temper) head pins are used for the warp. They have to be hard temper because they need to be strong enough when the weaving wire is added.
What is so cool is how the instructor uses the second connector much like the reed of a real loom to batten (push) the woven work closer together.
Someone on Youtube asked if they can make and sell this design. The answer is yes! "You can make and sell this design. We just ask that you don't manufacture or mass produce the design. But, you are more then welcome to make and sell on a smaller scale."
Before You Go:
- How to Make a Basket Weave Rope or Cord Bracelet
- Book Review - Weaving Free Form Wire Jewelry
- Book Review - Timeless Wire Weaving
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