How to roll up the weaving tubes using newspaper or newsprint tutorial. The materials and equipment used:
1. Newspaper or newsprint;
2. 1.5 mm knitting needle;
4. Pen or pencil;
6. PVA glue;
7. Dry and wet wipes. These tubes are used to weave the basket. They can be rolled up using a newspaper or a blank newsprint that you can buy in a stationary store. It should have the same low density as a newspaper. The sheet has to be cut into the stripes with a blank edge because it’s impossible to stain the text. The newspaper sheet has the directed fiber structure, so it is possible to roll them up in only one direction, therefore cut the trial stripes, to determine that direction. Cut the newspaper into 7 cm and 10 cm width stripes. 10 cm width stripes will be used to roll up the base tubes to be used as a skeleton. It has to me more dense. 7 cm width stripes will be used to roll up the weaving tubes that supposed to be elastic and narrow for the easier weaving. A4 sheet has 21 cm width and could be divided on three 7 cm stripes, that could be used to weave the 3 weaving tubes or it could be bent in half to get two 10 cm stripes to make 2 base tubes. We’ll roll up the tube on the 1.5 knitting needle. Put the knitting needle on the corner with the text at an acute angle, to make the tube blank. It’s necessary to roll tightly at the beginning, because the tube itself has to be tight to be woven properly. Place the knitting needle and roll up using 2 hands. Pull away the knitting needle in the end. If it’s hard to do, then the tube rolled up properly. Pour a drop of glue on the corner. Just a little bit. Then roll it and hold a bit to make the glue stick. Wipe hands using wet wipes afterwards. The rolling method is the same for the base tubes and the weaving tubes, so roll up the weaving tube the same way. After drying up the glue, the tubes can be stained.