Class #42 – Elegant Purse – CLASS FULL

This wonderful basket is made with the unique Spanish Catalan base. Students will be provided with a prepared and dried oval hoop into which rods are woven which then become the stakes of the basket. Bottom waling is followed by a choice of weaves including French slewing with two color rods as well as zig zag weave. The top of the basket includes some packing for a curved top and border. Students will have available a good selection of naturally colored willows. The fee includes prepared leather straps.


Friday, May 10, 2024


Bonnie Gale

Ability Level


Class Length

8 hours

Materials Fee



Dimensions 6″ wide x 10″ long and 8″ tall

Tools needed

Sharp pruning shears, ruler, old bath towel, 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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