Class #16 – Piggyback Whirls | CLASS FULL

This is the first of the Piggyback Series and is woven on an Amish crafted oval base. As students weave, they will be working on shaping, 3 and 4 rod wale, inserting overlays, stack-weaving, and making the “whirls”. A specially designed leather handle, also Amish made, will add a unique touch to the basket. Color choices are: denim/granny smith green, black/raspberry, or hyacinth/turquoise. Spokes will be inserted into base and weaver-ready for class.


Wednesday, May 10


Marilyn Parr

Ability Level


Materials Fee



11” wide x 13” long x 20” wide

Tools needed

spray bottle, scissors, packing tool, needle-nose pliers, shaver/scorp and wood board, clothes pins and zip ties, cloth measuring tape, tub for water, towel, sanding pad or paper

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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