I ended my Odyssey 2014 weekend of basket making by taking a class lead by Sharon Klusmann, a basketmaker from Ohio. I made a 8 1/2" W x 16" L x 12" H market basket using black, maroon and cream read.
The handle was woven into the base.
The sides were pulled up and a simple pattern of wide black reed, thin maroon and cream reed was woven.
Then a band of twining was inserted with colored round reed. A
decorative handle was woven incorporating the colored flat reed. The
black rim was attached and lashed in place. Two flowers formed with round reed were attached to one side as the final embellishment to the basket.