I am thinking that I could perhaps use a cotton core and twine
around it, but cannot visualize how the warp wires could be held
in a circle. Anyone?
I am working with some of the same ideas and have been using dowels
as cores then slipping it off. I am thinking that you could use a PVC
(possibly 2 1/2" if you can find it - then tape the warp to it with
duct tape. That could be a problem because of getting it off without
damaging the wires, so you could even drill holes for your warp
around one end and tuck one end of the wire in there and work from
there down then finish each end as you originally planned.
The only problem I have had with the core is that I have sometimes
woven it too tightly and had a problem slipping it off. If that is a
problem, you might be able to put a 3 mill plastic between your
weaving and the core then slip it out before you try to bring it off
of the PVC.
You can see some of the baskets and on my workshop log at
The pages are pretty short last 6 months will have photos.
I will be teaching wire weaving at Wildacres in September and we
will start with the basket so we can go from there.
Hope it helps,