Saturday, July 16, 2011

Walnut Wave

This is another basket kit I purchased from Marlys Sowers. It features a walnut base, solid rim and turned lid. The basket is woven of cane over cane (the kit included half-round reed uprights, but I substituted my own 5mm cane) with waxed linen. It was a fun basket pattern to weave. You are actually weaving with two different elements at the same time, a strand of cane and a length of brown waxed linen. It took a few minutes to get the pattern down, but once I got into the rhythm it was easy and fun to weave. I would really like to try this pattern again on another basket.