Author Topic: Tying a stick basket together?  (Read 918 times)

hgoat

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Tying a stick basket together?
« on: June 29, 2017, 01:38:14 PM »
Hello, I'm trying to find the preferable knot to use when binding sticks together to create a "basket", with the sticks being placed down in a # shape then continued to be stacked up into a basket shape preferably just using a single piece of cord on each of the 4 edges not individual knots at each join. Is there a name of the knot that I should be looking for?
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Re: Tying a stick basket together?
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2017, 05:07:06 PM »
Would it look like this?:

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hgoat

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Re: Tying a stick basket together?
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2017, 05:25:03 PM »
Similar but not exactly, no handle and instead have the sticks just stacked on top of each other so there would be gaps between them and that is what I mean.

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Re: Tying a stick basket together?
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2017, 07:27:02 PM »
Similar but not exactly, no handle and instead have the sticks just stacked on top of each other so there would be gaps between them and that is what I mean.
I'd imagine you'd want to do a scaled-down version of standard wrapping and frapping (i.e. wrapping the exposed wraps to choke them tighter).  Something like:


or


You probably don't need a lot of wraps per intersection.  As long as your line is small enough, it should work without too much trouble.  You just need to maintain some tension as you work.
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Re: Tying a stick basket together?
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2017, 03:53:24 PM »
OK, thanks Roo. What would be the preferred cordage to use? I've tried hoochie cord but it's awful at holding a knot like this, I guess something that has more "grab" and a bit more stretch would be ideal.

EDIT: Just bought tarred nylon, seems like it fit both criteria.
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