Basket weaving grass add an organic, textured element to the home decor. Making a basket of grass is not difficult once you have the right materials. The most common style of woven basket grass is called a continuous coil basket. This basic basket can be woven using only two types of grass. Although the method is called a fabric, it is actually more of a sewing technique that allows the craftsman to shape the size and shape of the basket. Learning the technique takes only a few minutes, although the experience can take much longer due to the many intricate designs that must be mastered that can improve the appearance of the basket.
Take a small group of sweet grass, according to the thickness you want for the wall of the basket. Thread a blunt needle with raffia (a strip of cane from the palm plant). Align the end of the raffia with the right lateral end of the sweet grass, with the needle pointing to the left. About 1 1/2 inches from the end of the right side, pinch the raffia tail and wrap the needle around the tail and the sweet grass.
Wrap the raffia on the sweet grass and tail from that point, 1 1/2 inches to the right. Keep the wrappers tight with each other. When the end is reached, it is time to form the first coil of the basket. Curl the well wrapped 1 1/2 inches in a small circle. Bring the needle through the center of the circle. Pierce the side of the coil to secure the shape of the coil.