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Diagonally Woven Plastic Wire Shoulder Sling Bag

This tutorial has step by step pictures showing how you can make the diagonally woven plastic wire shoulder sling bag.

Square Knot - Traditional Indian Plastic Wire shoulder bag - பிளாஸ்டிக் வயர் கூடை

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).

Things Needed

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.

Square Knot - Traditional Indian Plastic Wire shoulder bag - பிளாஸ்டிக் வயர் கூடை

Make a square knot above and below.

Square Knot - Traditional Indian Plastic Wire shoulder bag - பிளாஸ்டிக் வயர் கூடை

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.

Square Knot - Traditional Indian Plastic Wire shoulder bag - பிளாஸ்டிக் வயர் கூடை

In the above mentioned fashion, we will be adding more knots.

Square Knot - Traditional Indian Plastic Wire shoulder bag - பிளாஸ்டிக் வயர் கூடை

Square Knot - Traditional Indian Plastic Wire shoulder bag - பிளாஸ்டிக் வயர் கூடை

We have now joined 4 white knots.

Square Knot - Traditional Indian Plastic Wire shoulder bag - பிளாஸ்டிக் வயர் கூடை
Now we will join the 4 black knots.
Square Knot - Traditional Indian Plastic Wire shoulder bag - பிளாஸ்டிக் வயர் கூடை

Followed by 4 white knots.

Square Knot - Traditional Indian Plastic Wire shoulder bag - பிளாஸ்டிக் வயர் கூடை

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.

Square Knot - Traditional Indian Plastic Wire shoulder bag - பிளாஸ்டிக் வயர் கூடை

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.

Square Knot - Traditional Indian Plastic Wire shoulder bag - பிளாஸ்டிக் வயர் கூடை

Now repeat the same for the next corner.

Square Knot - Traditional Indian Plastic Wire shoulder bag - பிளாஸ்டிக் வயர் கூடை

The corners on the left side will look like this. Now repeat the same for the two corners on the right side.

Square Knot - Traditional Indian Plastic Wire shoulder bag - பிளாஸ்டிக் வயர் கூடை

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.

Square Knot - Traditional Indian Plastic Wire shoulder bag - பிளாஸ்டிக் வயர் கூடை

Keep going, you are doing good.

Square Knot - Traditional Indian Plastic Wire shoulder bag - பிளாஸ்டிக் வயர் கூடை

Square Knot - Traditional Indian Plastic Wire shoulder bag - பிளாஸ்டிக் வயர் கூடை

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.

Square Knot - Traditional Indian Plastic Wire shoulder bag - பிளாஸ்டிக் வயர் கூடை

Can you see the beautiful diamond pattern emerging?

Square Knot - Traditional Indian Plastic Wire shoulder bag - பிளாஸ்டிக் வயர் கூடை

Square Knot - Traditional Indian Plastic Wire shoulder bag - பிளாஸ்டிக் வயர் கூடை

There you go. The sling bag / shoulder bag is all done.

Square Knot - Traditional Indian Plastic Wire shoulder bag - பிளாஸ்டிக் வயர் கூடை

Square Knot - Traditional Indian Plastic Wire shoulder bag - பிளாஸ்டிக் வயர் கூடை

Square Knot - Traditional Indian Plastic Wire shoulder bag - பிளாஸ்டிக் வயர் கூடை

Tuck in the excess wire on the inside and trim the excess.

Square Knot - Traditional Indian Plastic Wire shoulder bag - பிளாஸ்டிக் வயர் கூடை

 

Square Knot - Traditional Indian Plastic Wire shoulder bag - பிளாஸ்டிக் வயர் கூடை

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

Square Knot - Traditional Indian Plastic Wire shoulder bag - பிளாஸ்டிக் வயர் கூடை

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