Amazing Bamboo Laundry Hamper
Bamboo laundry hamper is amazingly decorative and are great for holding clothes. People have been making bamboo laundry hamper for thousands of years and modern basket makers can make them with complex patterns and shapes. Anyone can make their own bamboo laundry hamper by hand and, with a little time and patience, you can create your own pretty basket. This is a step by step guide to help you make a basic bamboo laundry hamper. Create bamboo base for the basket. Place five long reeds vertically on a smooth surface. Carefully knit five bamboos more in and out of the five vertical bamboos, creating a square in the center of four inches. Adjust the rods making them pairs and perpendicular to each other.
Using clothespins, carefully fold the corners of the basket upwards, securing them tightly. Gently bend the canes into a pattern, one above and one below, along the side of the basket. Find a rod in the center of one end and divide it down in the center using the scissors. Knit the split cane in and out of the other rods, inserting the end of the rod into the base. Use more bamboo laundry hamper in and out of the reeds that form the base. When you reach the end of a rod, insert it safely into the basket. Repeat this process until you have three or four inches left over from the base rods protruding from the top. Cut the reeds to make the smooth edge, leaving at least 1 or 1/2 inches (2.5 or 1.2 cm) protruding from the top. Use strong scissors, such as the kitchen scissors since the reeds can be quite difficult to cut.
Insert the bamboo inside the bamboo laundry hamper, securing them inside another bamboo on the bottom. Make sure you secure the rods tightly. Wind a longer shank around the top edge of the basket. Take it to the basket by passing a thinner cane through the basket and around the longer cane. Continue sewing the longest cane until you have covered the entire area around the top edge. Insert the end of the thinnest cane inside the basket.