Tuesday, January 9, 2024 and Thursday, January 11, 2024
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Length: 11 1/2″, Width: 9″, Height: 6 1/2″, Circumference: 46″
Prerequisites: Students should know how to do 3 Rod Wale on their own. The instructor will review step-ups for those who have forgotten.
Starting with a 5” x 8” wooden base, students will insert spokes according to a template given by the instructor. Students will do 3 rod wale around the base in natural and dyed round reed. A chain stitch in 2 colors of round reed adds interest. Part of the sides are done in French randing, using dyed flat oval and natural round reed. The upper section of the basket has an interesting weave, similar to the Japanese wave weave, that is not terribly hard and will be demonstrated. Rim has an optional overlay and standard lashing. Slower weavers may need to do homework between sessions or finish up on their own. A video will also be available after class.
Materials supplied: Wooden oval base – 5” x 8”, #1 & 2 RR in natural and dyed, 3/8” FF reed in natural, ¼” FO reed dyed, 3 mm FO natural, ½” FO natural, #2 seagrass, 11/64” FO natural.
Tools needed: Usual basket tools including packers, angle cutters, scissors, scrapers, cutting board, measuring tape, electrical ties, needle nose pliers, clips or clothespins, and any other tools the student may find helpful.
Flat Reed, Round Reed
Advanced Level, Intermediate Level
Royal Blue, Teal