Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Swirling Star Basket

Basketmakers have endless possiblities when designing a basket.  Basket shapes,  reed colors and weaving patterns can be mixed and matched to create unique baskets reflecting personal preferences and  creative ideas.

This week I started a basket  base by weaving four different colors in a star pattern.  Once the base was appoximately four inches square I started to pull up the sides. I wove the basket in a cat-head style shape. To produce a swirling effect around the basket I wove the sides with an over two and under three twill pattern . 

The basket was finished with a inner and outter rim lashed with cane.

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