Class #39 – Twill Paths

This elegant and useful basket will be an enjoyable weaving project for both beginner and intermediate weavers. It has a hardwood base into which students will insert rattan spokes. The mold, which insures a uniform shape for your basket, is a plastic wastebasket and will remain inside when you are finished weaving.

Discussions will include dyeing techniques, creating a “zig-zag” and how to “work out the numbers” for continuously woven twill baskets. Based on the number of spokes of your individual basket, students will choose a twill pattern to weave on the side of their basket. The basket will be finished off with sturdy rims and lashing.

Date

Saturday, May 13

Instructor

Dianne Stanton

Ability Level

Intermediate

Materials Fee

$75.00

Materials

hardwood base, flat oval reed, waxed linen, plastic liner / mold

Dimensions

height 12” diameter 10”

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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