This tutorial has step by step pictures showing how you can make the diagonally woven plastic wire shoulder sling bag.
Unlike the traditionally woven basket that has squares or rectangles, the pattern formed in this basket will have diamonds (டைமண்ட் வடிவம்) and triangles (முக்கோண வடிவம்).
To make this bag, you will need, 8 black wires and 16 white wires. Each wire is 2.5 meters long.
Method for making diagonally woven basket
(குறுக்காக நெய்த பிளாஸ்டிக் சரடு கூடை பின்னுவது எப்படி)
Using the 8 black wires, make 4 square or box knots. Similarly make 8 knots using the 16 white wires.
To learn how to make the knot, check this tutorial.
When you place two knots near each other, you will see them intersecting at two points.
Make a square knot above and below.
You have now attached the two knots (4 wires) and it will look like this. This basket is simple. All we have to do is make a knot when ever two wires intersect each other. Simple isn’t it? We won’t be using any running wire.
In the above mentioned fashion, we will be adding more knots.
We have now joined 4 white knots.
Now we will join the 4 black knots.
Followed by 4 white knots.
This basket will not have any base. So we will turn our corner right away. Every basket will have 4 corners. The 2 yellow arrows in the following image point to the corners on the left side.
The yellow arrow is between two wires. Take the two wires and make a knot with them. Yes they are not intersecting with each other. But this is how we turn the corner. You will have a triangular hole and the corner will have 3 knots.
Now repeat the same for the next corner.
The corners on the left side will look like this. Now repeat the same for the two corners on the right side.
That is it. The difficult part is done. Now whenever you see two wire intersecting each other, catch hold of them and make a knot. As simple as that.
Keep going, you are doing good.
Of course you will be tempted to grab one wire that is traveling from left to right and make a few knots with it. This is faster too.
Can you see the beautiful diamond pattern emerging?
There you go. The sling bag / shoulder bag is all done.
Tuck in the excess wire on the inside and trim the excess.
And we are done. Took me just a few hours to weave this one. Do try it and leave your comments below.
You can find the tutorial for handle here – Handle For Plastic Wire Basket