Willow Purse with Catalan Base


Weaving a willow purse with Catalan Base,
instructor Anne Mette Hjornholm


Another great couple days at Lakeshore Willows in Ontario, Canada, weaving a willow purse with Catalan base.

Willow basket with Catalan base

Thank goodness the temperature dropped which made for a very comfortable weaving experience under the big weeping willow tree! Instructor Anne Mette Hjornholm makes it look so simple.

Anne Mette Hjordholm willow class

I decided to weave the zig-zag design on my willow purse and started a trend, with several other weavers taking up that design also. I’ve never done it before, so Anne Mette showed me all the techniques.


willow purse rim

willow purse border done

Also attached a leather strap to my purse, but forgot to take a picture of the final project, so will have to take some today.

Off to the frame (rib) baskets today (July 22 & 23, 2013) and tomorrow!

~~ Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much ~~
Happy Weaving!
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Hi I'm Cathryn, a teacher at heart, so love sharing what I've learned over the 40+ years as a professional chair caning, wicker restoration specialist and antler basketmaker. Check out the adventures chronicled here on the blog and DIY resources throughout WickerWoman.com. Let's connect : Google+ | Facebook


  1. I love the zigzag pattern… it looks great on the purse!

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