Merry or Ziggy BasketAdirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY
The Merry basket is a fun basket to weave with friends, and great for the upcoming holidays! Students will start with pre-cut and glued spokes into the base. This will allow students to start weaving right away on class day. The design is triple twined with three colors of paracord in a stacking pattern. A regular flat oval rim with paracord rim filler is lashed with flat oval reed to finish your holiday basket. Techniques include triple twining, a stacking pattern, shaping and regular rim. This is a great basket to put a candle in with some pinecones and evergreens for a centerpiece. It is also a nice size to put a liner in and use as a breadbasket. Merry Basket dimensions: 7" x 10" at top x 3" high. The Ziggy basket inspiration came from the racetrack base. Linda wanted a spiral for the flow going around the track with a little zag in it. Students will start with a wood base with the spokes pre-glued prior to class. The design is triple twined with three colors of cotton cord and finished with a regular flat oval rim. The rim is lashed with cotton cord. Students will have a choice of colors. Techniques include triple twining, completing a row and setting up for next, reverse twining and shaping. Ziggy Basket dimensions: 7" x 9.5" x 3.25" high.