3 x 3 Twill – weaving the sides

IMG_2307Back in the early 80’s I learned to weave from 3 Japanese books recommended to me by Jim Widess from the Caning Shop, who assured me that I could learn to weave from them, even though they were written in Japanese!

I first saw the 3 x 3 Classic twill  basket above in one of these books:

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These basket makers each interpreted the the 3 x 3 twill in their own way, resulting in three beautiful baskets.

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You can see how color placement in both the stakes and weavers affects the look of the basket.

Tip:

I’ve finished the bottom of my basket. Getting the cat head feet is the toughest part for me. In general if I have a 1 x 1 weave, it takes 4-6 rows flat on the table to turn the feet, for a 2 x 2 twill it takes 8-10 rows and the 3 x 3 twill takes 12-14 rows to get it nicely fanned out.

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And now the sides are woven and waiting for a rim. The zig zag of the twill isn’t as pronounced as it was in my head!

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