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.
Saturday, May 13
hardwood base, flat oval reed, waxed linen, plastic liner / mold
height 12” diameter 10”
pencil, diagonal cutting pliers or scissors, awl, spray bottle, 10 -12 clip clothespins, utility knife