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Round storage basket with Indian weave

December 2, 2010

Today I decided to make a little round basket, with a relatively wide bottom and low sides.

Here’s the completed bottom.

Completed bottom

I also decided to try a special type of weave, called an Indian weave. I had never done this before! This involves making a consistent, deliberate “error”– weaving over two stakes in each row, progressively moving the error each time.  This creates a subtle spiral pattern on the outside of the basket. It’s a little hard to see in photos– it’s easiest to see if you rotate the basket as you hold it in your hands– but here is a close-up of the spiral pattern.

Close-up of the spiral pattern

See the stair-step where the weavers are on the outside in two adjacent rows? Check out a wider picture and the finished basket below!

Wider view of the Indian weave spiral

I also added two cute little handles to this basket. Hope you enjoyed!

Finished round storage basket

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Liz permalink
    December 5, 2010 11:17 pm

    OMG, i missed a post !! has your life just totally been on hold waiting for me to leave a comment??! =)

    i think i can see the Indian weave… looks pretty cool!!

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