Spring time is in the air and it is the perfect time to weave an “Easter Basket”. I chose a traditional style Shaker cat’s head basket to be my starting point. While this basket is typically made on mold and in natural color only, I shaped the basket freehand and used 6 different colors to form the square base of the basket and spokes. I wove a cream reed in a twill pattern around the sides forming a circular shape while pushing up the bottom and pulling down the corners to points. Once the basket was the height and circumference I desired, I added a handle and rim to finish the basket.
The cream and multicolored basket looks light, airy and the perfect shape to fill with Easter goodies.
Why is this basket called a cat’s head basket? Hint…….If you turn the basket upside down you can see the pointy corners look like ears on a cat’s head.