Class #11 – Oval Rapture

The Oval Rapture basket is a good introduction to oval willow work, using buff and white peeled willow. An 8 inch by 5 inch oval base will be laid out and then woven. Bottom waling is followed by a lovely slewed weave with an accented white weaver on top of two buff rods. The basket is shaped so that it has flowing sides and a curved top. A plaited border completes the basket.


Tuesday, May 7, 2024


Bonnie Gale

Ability Level


Class Length

8 hours

Materials Fee



12” wide x 15” long x 6” tall

Tools needed

Sharp pruning shears, ruler, old bath towel, spray bottle, knife, bodkin or awl and rapping iron or spoke weight.

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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