West Virginia basketmaker Gail Hutchinson instructed a class at the 2013 Weaving Odyssey in Gettysburg, PA sharing her expertise with twills and hand shaping. During her class I made a cat head basket that included a three rod wale with a step-up, a 1-2 twill, and hills and valleys of increasing and decreasing color reed. The rim is finished with waxed linen.
Forming base of cat head
My second basket began with a small cat head base. The sides were then woven straight up to make a tall thin basket.