Instructor: Karen Wychock
Date: June 6th, 2021
Time: Sat 9 AM – 5 PM
Number of Students: Min 3 / Max 6
Total Fee: $205
Description: Easily identified by its pattern of diagonal lines, a twill weave is used to create a diagonal line in your basket. Twill weave is formed by weaving over and under multiple spokes as opposed to weaving “over one, under one”.
In this class, you will learn to weave a classic Shaker Cathead Basket with a twill pattern. The Cathead was one of the most popular baskets made by the Shakers. Its name derives from the fact that when it is held upside down, its shape resembles a cat’s head – the corners being the ears. This basket will be woven of natural reed with an oak handle. Students will learn to lay out the base, shape those distinctive ears, chase-weave the sides of the basket in a twill pattern and lash the rim.
Please note: this class will be held concurrently with 12” Apple Basket so take the class with a relative or friend . . . you can work on different projects while enjoying each other’s company!