This tutorial shows how you can weave the 8 stranded braid / basket handle using plastic wire. (எட்டு சரடு வயர் கூடை கைப்பிடி பின்னும் முறை).
The procedure is exactly like weaving the 6 stranded braid. So you can check that out also if interested.
I am using 4 different colors for this demo. Typically you will be using 1 or 2 colors.
Split the 8 wire pieces into two groups – I will be mentioning them as the left group and the right group in the rest of this tutorial.
There are just 2 steps that you have to repeat again and again till the handle reaches the desired length.
Fold the rightmost wire from the right side group and wrap it behind all the wires as shown below.
Bring it back to the right side group by weaving it with the 4 wires in the left side group.
So we go over pink, under yellow, over blue and under the white wire.
Now this wire will become the 1st wire in the right group.
We just have to repeat the same procedure but with the left most wire in the left side group.
So wrap the left most wire (pink in this demo) and bring it behind all the wires all the way to the right.
Then bring it back to the left side by weaving it with the 4 wires in the right side group.
So it will go over yellow, under blue, over white and under the pink wire.
Now it will become the last wire in the left group.
We just have to repeat the 2 steps again and again. So next we will be wrapping and weaving the yellow wires in my demo.
At this stage, your handle will look like the handle in the picture above.
Continue weaving the handle…
Note: Remember that each wire will come back to its own group.
Here is the closeup view of the 8 stranded braid.
The diameter of this braid will be more than the 6 stranded braid and 4 stranded braid. Here is a picture showing all 3 of them side by side.