For those of you who are new to textiles and basketry, twill usually has a distinct diagonal look; sometimes it has a herringbone appearance instead, but that is still a form of twill.
I really like the diagonal rhythm of twill and have wanted to work with it for some time. I was unable to figure out how to start it, though, and make the mathematics of the interlacings work out properly as I turned the corners. Happily, my friend Renee gave me two amazing little twill weave pine and grass baskets as a New Years gift and I have been able to learn a few things from those.
This basket has a 'shoulder' (narrows at the top) thanks to a happy encounter I had in mid December with an antique bamboo basket that struck me as Japanese, though I could be wrong.
I am ecstatic about this basket; it 'speaks to me', as my friend Victoria taught me.
Where will it lead?