Sunday, April 14, 2013
Large Egg Basket
Once again, I experimented with multi-colored flat reed as I wove this large, 16" in diameter egg basket. I alternated rows of the colored reed with rows of natural cream reed. I started with the colored reed in the God's Eye on each side of the basket and ended with the cream reed .
It is important to keep both sides of the egg basket even as you form the two humps that make the distinctive shape of an egg basket. I continually check the eveness of the sides as I add additonal spokes to the basket as I weave.
The multi-colored reed is from a space dyed flat reed coil made up of periwinkle, hunter green and mauve. One color bleeds into the next on the flat reed giving a variegated color appearance when woven