Today I am posting a tutorial on another way to double lash your basket. Last month, I posted ‘Lashing a Basket with Waxed Linen‘ and, in that post, I showed how to lash with waxed linen and how to do a V lash. This tutorial will show you how to lash a basket going around the basket once and creating a double lash with a double X on each lash. If you are new to lashing with waxed linen you may want to read ‘Lashing your Basket a Waxed Linen‘ to learn how to start the lasher, add on, and end the lasher.
The Double X Lashing
Now bring the lasher over the rim and back to the outside. Including the space the waxed linen just went through, count forward two spaces, thread the waxed linen from outside to inside in this space.
Next, bring the lasher to the outside of the basket, count one space back, and thread the waxed linen from outside to inside in this space.
- bring the lasher forward two spaces
- bring the lasher back one space.
And sometimes it is nice to actually watch someone demonstrate, so here is a brief video: Double X Lashing with Waxed Linen
The completed basket – Arisaema.