I so enjoyed taking a class with Flo Hoppe and her helper Fran. The class was at the National Basketry Convention in Kentucky.
Flo taught Japanese Basketry techniques using her patterns and sample baskets and a lot of hands on help. It was a fantastic experience and this is one of the baskets I made of flat or round reed during the 3 1/2 day class.
Ajiro is the Japanese name for the twill weave on the side of this basket.