Class #35 – Up and Down Storage Basket

Start with a filled-in base technique with pairs of flat oval filler stakes and 3⁄8” flat stakes. Traditional Over/Under Weave with 1/4″ flat natural reed. Introduce 4 deep colors with Triple Four Rod Wale in natural and dyed round reed to create a rope-like texture and 1/4″ flat dyed overlays with emphasis on color placement in this unique up and down design. Embellish with horizontal dyed overlays as the Diamond focal point. Emphasis on shaping a rectangle basket from base to rim with crisp corners. Finish with 3/4″ wide red wine or blue leather handle, thick as a fine leather belt.


Thursday, May 9, 2024


Pati English

Ability Level


Class Length

8 hours

Materials Fee



9” wide x 14” long x 8.5” tall

Tools needed

Basic Basket Making Tools

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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