Class #30 – Black and White Hourglass | 3 LEFT

This class offers many interesting techniques that you can apply to your other baskets as well as unlocking the mystery of weaving diagonal plaited baskets.

Using dyed and natural Hamburg cane, students will weave the twill base of this square to round basket using a “loom”. All of the materials for this basket are contained in the base spokes. Once the corners are turned, the basket is woven in horizontal rows. When the weaving is complete, spokes will be turned and woven to produce a simple “locking” rim and then covered with flat oval and lashed with waxed linen. This is an excellent class for the student who wishes to learn diagonal weaving or as a refresher for the student who has woven some previously.

I learned this technique from Claude Medford, Jr. and will show photos of our class as well as many of the baskets that Claude made.


Friday, May 12


Dianne Stanton

Ability Level

Intermediate – Advanced

Materials Fee



dyed and natural Hamburg cane, flat oval and round reed, waxed linen


7.5” diameter x 5.25 high

Tools needed

pencil, diagonal cutting pliers or scissors, awl, spray bottle, 10 -12 clip clothespins, utility knife

A Note About Tools!

Tools needed for each class are noted at the end of each class description. Please make your best effort to make sure that you have what is needed. Tools are available for sharing but it can often slow down class progress.

For those flying to Vermont, Stowe Basketry Festival water buckets will be available.

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