Playing with ovals…

The children’s rhyme ‘rain rain go away’ springs to mind today. But the inclement weather has given me an opportunity to practice oval bases.

This basket was made on an English oval base. The difference between English ovals and continental bases is that the base sticks aren’t split. It’s a really simple but clever construction, no tools required.

I also made a French oval, with some cane wrapping around the base sticks.

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