Materials for three! This class is based on a pattern by Vickie Gildon and taught with her permission. I have made a few revisions to make this easier and added pattern options. Weave these on a styrofoam ball for exact shape with round reed in natural and red! You will have time to complete one or two in class, but materials enough fro a total of three.
Special tools: An awl or fid
10” long, 7” high + handle, 4.5” wide.
Perfect size to carry your phone and a bottle of water, this contoured basket is topped with two self-handles. Both continuous weave and start and stop weave are used in the body of this narrow basket, paired triple weave rows highlight the midsection of variegated taupe, sage, and camel, muted in soft autumn hues. The rim can be lashed a bit differently for a slightly diverse look.
Special tools: A small packing tool is helpful.
2-1/2” x 2-1/2” x 2-1/2”
A hexahedron is a 3-dimensional figure with 6 equal sides. Weave over, under, and around a poster board mold that gets covered with reed and captured in the basket. You’ll discover Hex is continuously woven double-wall basket. Add waxed cord, wood beads, and a seagrass tassel, and you have one funky creation. Your first Hex will be woven in all natural to learn the weaving, joining, and finishing techniques. For your second Hex you will learn to create your own mold and you will be able to add color. Intrigued?
Special tools: glue, tapestry needle, microclips
All bases will vary but will try to stay about 4 to 5 inches across with lots of wood at the top.
Starting with a finished piece of mesquite. All sanded and sealed like pieces of furniture, and all unique and different. Spokes will go in at the bottom and building upward with a design you choose. There will be tons of materials to choose from. Leather, birch bark, yarn, pine needles, philodendron sheaths, pods, palm fronds, turquoise beads and on and on.... Also if you would like to add a treasure you have in your own stash at home, bring it along and we can add it into your basket. Lots of rim techniques too, leather, pine needles ect,.... Every basket will be unique and lots of fun to make.
5-1/2 x 2-1/2 base, 9” height
Make this fun storage basket on a wooden (oak) base. Use variegated reed with a choice of 3 different colors, you will have a choice of weaving a twill pattern or regular weave, lots of different choices for leather colors for the rim too. Also you can embellish your leather with many natural pods and beads I will have. “Choices” is the word for this fun basket.
Special tools: Instacure glue
18” L x 15” w x 11-1/2” h
This elegant, LARGE basket is all woven in smoked and dyed reed. The basket is embellished with vintage Amanda Woolen Mills weaving bobbins for the unique and one of a kind handles! It has a wooden base —- with Japanese twill, French randing, and arrow weaving. You will love how sturdy and solid this basket is with the bobbin handles!
Special tools: none
16” high, 15” long 9” wide
This lofty basket stores a lot of stuff. The footed bases are custom crafted by a WI woodworker using either ash or oak. Keeping the sides straight on such a large basket is the challenge here. Thus, every row is start/stop weaving, paired with triple-randing highlights the color changes. The rim is lashed with two separate rows of cane, adding detail. Choose either deep evergreen or smoked. A quaint star sports pip berries and a gingham bow, a final pop of interest.
All levels, some weavers may need to rim outside of class.
Special tools: None
8-1/2” tall x 48” circumference
This round basket is generous in size, started on a round wood base, and easy to weave. Its all stop/start. The placement of the dyed and natural spokes, weavers, and overlays creates the stacked pattern. At the top, spokes will be glued to the rim row. This eliminated tucking, giving the rim and top weaving a neater finish. The technique for adding the leather handles hides the overlaps inside and out by putting the handle loops around both rim bands. Blanket stitch with waxed poly cord.
Special tools: insta-set purple label glue, tapestry needle
9” diameter x 11.5” hight
Weave your very own beautiful Nantucket Wastebasket, it also makes a perfect "man" gift! You will be using dyed flat oval reed for spokes and weaving with cane using a beautiful wood base and rim cut from oak, cherry, maple or walnut. Students will gain experience weaving on a mold, spoke placement into a wood base, and multiple pattern choices for weaving up the sides. You can make this your own creation!
Special tools: none
11” x 8” x 7” tall
Created specifically for Weave Away this beautiful basket is woven on an oval mold. Dyed spokes set off this beautiful space dyed caning. I will have several choices of you may put together for the pallet of your creation. You may weave this in traditional cane if you prefer. You also can have your choice of wood: Oak, cherry, maple, and walnut.
Special tools: none
This whisk is a very special broom that is all tied with broom cording. Lots of choices will be available for the broom straw and cording. This whisk was inspired by the work of Bev Larson and Japanese broom making designs. You will love this beautiful whisk!
7” to 8” base, 5” to 6” height
Starting with a somewhat round mesquite base (taken from the tree so not always perfectly round). Students will make a bowl or if you want more of a basket shape, you can decide as you make it what shape you want. Continuous weave up the sides to the top, where you can add a yarn design. Leather will be added to the rim with lots of colors to choose from. The mesquite base is finished like a piece of furniture, all unique and beautiful. A fun Sunday class.
Special tools: Instacure glue, tapestry needle, and awl.
7.5” diameter x 7.5” tall
What a charming and delightful lidded pouch or carry all! This basket was designed for Amelia, a dear friend’s granddaughter, from the inspiration of a vintage white ash basket. Sea grass highlights this basket in arrow weave and the braided handle. The basket begins with a solid woven base. The student will learn to weave a lid to fit the main basket and how to braid a double sea grass handle, that is attacked to the basket all within the braid. Many colors of dyed reed will be available to accent the basket and lid.
Special tools: Large tapestry needle to lash rim.
7-1/2” l x 5”w
Start on a Oval base. Japanese weave gets you to the center section that is framed with twined arrows. Learn to braid the 6-strand Flower Knots with bleached cane that weaves like leather when wet. An over/under weave finishes the top section. The stacked and lashed rim elegantly finishes your basket.
5.5"h x 10"h (w/handles) x 19"l x 10"w
Named for its purpose at Jeanie’s house. This double handled basket is treat to the eyes in addition to the sweets often stored inside. A woven base and Smoked reed make this a easy and interesting basket. Candy not included.
Special tools: None