We will explain the preparation stages of artificial leather paper woven basket with visuals.
For a basket measuring 15 x 15 cm you will need 6 m weaving strips cut into 18 strips of 26 cm each. To make a larger basket with a higher rim you will need longer weaving strips. The ends are folded over the edge and are covered behind the woven section.
First find the middle of the basket. If you have an uneven number of strips, mark the middle on two strips and place them on top of eachother in a cross so their middles meet. If you have an even number of strips, the middle of one strip needs to be between two strips instead. Secure the strips with Dodz adhesive dots to easily be able to weave around them.
Start weaving. Turn the weaving for each side. The strips must be woven as tightly as possible.
When all 18 strips are in place put a ruler at the edge and fold the ends around it.
Now weave on an approx. 65 cm weaving strip for the sides. Attach a Dodz adhesive dot at the beginning to secure the weaving strip. Fold at each corner and make sure that the weaving strip is pushed all the way down at the bottom.
Glue the ends together in one corner and hide them behind the vertical strips.
Push the horizontal paper strip down to the bottom edge and secure the vertical paper strips onto the horizontal paper strips with Dodz adhesive dots.
Weave another row. Pull the vertical paper strips to make the base tight and secure.
Fold all the ends loosely around the top rim - alternately inward and outward. Start in one corner by folding the ends around a leather cord and down in the same side. The rim locks together when pulling the leather cord and all ends are hidden.
Secure the the leather cord with a double knot. Tie a knot on each end and trim.