Select first the basket you wish to make. Some are made of rence reed, tree bark, woven various dried prarie grasses or weeds, young treelings, even skins (leathers), or scraps of cloth.
An example of a rench reed basket is given below
Grasp selected long strands of rence reed. Lie the strips in front of you for easy distrabution. Select three, lifting between skilled fingers and twist at the course ends. As they twist, wrap them about about one another, pulling each end tightly as the process begins.
This will be the bottom rim. As it is wrapped and weaved, form it to a circle and push the ends together tightly into one another.
Taking strands of hurt wool thread, lace it through a tumit toothed needle and then bind the forced ends securily by gliding the needle and thread through for support.
The circle is lain to the side and slender reeds are choosen with which you form a flat based lattice.
The circle is set atop the lattice and the ends of the lattice are stuck within the weave of the circle creating a bottom. More thread is laced through the needle and it is sewn, securing it to the circles rim.
Having the bottom formed, one with use of the longest reeds, will begin to weave them to an intricate lattice, leaving little but pinholes for air to whisper through to the contents the basket will contain.
When the width of the height of the lattice is completed, the intricate form is placed to its side. The ends secured together, first with a green strip of temwood laced through then and lastly secured with the aid of the tumits toothed needle and hurts wool thread for durability.
The form is then secured to the woven rim.
NOTE: Test it by pulling lightly at the sides and bottom, when ever a weak link is discovered, mend it quickly.
Next take dried larl gut and select a measured length. The larl gut is placed at the top of the basket and the ends are tucked under with use of deligant fingers, forming a smooth rounded rim of sorts.
The rim is then sewn by drawing the hurts wool about it, in an over lapping of the reed. Complete this tedious process until the entire rim is over lapped and the hardy lil basket set to the side.
Taking a parsit spine that has been heated and formed to a half moon shape of one of the three moons, wrap it with rence reed and laced over with hurts wool cloth leaving liberal reed at the ends to secure to the basket.
The handle is then secured to the sides of the basket and laced heavily with hurts wool thread and larl gut to secure it. Make sure the colorful hurts wool thread covers the dried larl gut, as you wish your completed basket to be one of beauty, yet sturdy enough to be of use.