Sunday, February 13, 2011

If at first you don't succeed, read the instructions.

Yesterday was my third day in revisiting spirals as a design feature in my baskets. It must be several years since I last used spirals as a design feature. I proved once more that my memory for methods is not as good as I think it is. Flo Hoppe's book, Wicker Basketry, Interweave Press, 1989, is a well used and water splattered reference book I use often, but also as a last resort. I turned to it again to see how to create reversing spirals.

It was so simple! Instead of weaving a three-rod waling pattern clockwise (from left to right), you wove counter-clockwise (from right to left). Success!

The finished basket, a fruit basket, looks pretty good.

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