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Twill letter basket with smoked reed (part 2)

December 7, 2010

Check out part one to see how this basket started.

Because of the nature of the twill weave, the stakes rest exactly next to each other and therefore it is impossible to lash the rim with any size reed. I used some sturdy thread and a NEEDLE– this part of the process took longer than the rest of the basket combined.

Starting the lashing

See more & finished pics after the jump.

This is the pile of thread I had going. I had to pull it all through between each and every stake– more than 80 times.

Pile of thread

Here’s the basket, finally done. Several angles because I like it a lot 🙂

Finished basket, side

Finished basket, tilted

Finished basket from above

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Liz permalink
    December 7, 2010 6:00 pm

    man oh man, that rim looks like it was totally a pain.

    LOVE the finished product, LOVE the contrasting colors…. it turned out BEAUTIFULLY!! =)

  2. Jessica permalink
    February 8, 2017 1:04 am

    This is very pretty. Nice job!

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