It’s all about the packing…

Just finished this little lopsided number this morning. I’ve been working along side a student who always comes to the workshop with great ideas. 

This shape is achieved by ‘packing’ the weaving on one side to force the stakes over and ‘grow’ one side more than the other. 

To do this you can use one weaver, going in front and behind one stake and turning before you get all the way around the basket. By going back on yourself you build up one side more than the other. That’s a bit of a simple description! But hopefully makes some sense. I finished the basket with a 5 rod border. Now just to decide what to put in it…

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