If you would like to make a little basket or something similar it is quite simple:
You will need something to weave; this one is made using seagrass but you could use rope or thick twine too. For the stitching I used 8 ply mohair wool but again whatever you have that is strong and flexible will work.
This little basket above used about a metre of seagrass (i think..)
So, last week Sonia showed us the lazy squaw stitch and I asked her permission to take a few pictures to put here but they are not very clear, sorry.
For a round basket, thread a length of yarn onto a blunt wool needle then hold your yarn and seagrass together with their blunt ends opposite and overlapping an inch or so.
It will be around 16-18 wraps (depending on your yarn) then you will need to coil the wrapped seagrass really tightly and hold it (this sounds a bit easier than it actually is)
These are not very clear instructions.. but it will start to look like this
When you get to the end of your length of yarn or you want to change colours weave the yarn between the twisted seagrass strands (you can just see it in this picture) to add a new length weave from the long end of seagrass back toward where you left off. Both the ends will be wrapped and woven into the basket with the stitching.
To make little handles, bend up a section and wrap as many times as you need to, then bend it back to the basket edge and make a long stitch on either side.
To finish off your basket split and unwind the sea grass. Trim off the strands on a diagonal then wrap and stitch weaving it in gradually overlapping the row below.
I did a quick google search and found this site which has lots of interesting bits of information and possibly clearer instructions ~ the lazy squaw stitch is toward the bottom.