Nope, it doesn't have anything to do with a toilet bowl . A swirl-ie is a visual pattern that is woven into my basket designs. Whether its in the Indian Blanket or as a focal point on the Antler Platter basket, a swirl pattern creates motion in a basket and draws your eye right to it.
The spiral pattern occurs by using a triple twine. Check the amount of stakes you're weaving on. You want an even amount of stakes with an odd amount of weavers. For instance, in the Indian Blanket basket I use 32 stakes and I triple twine the swirl design will head to the right (assuming your right handed and weave clockwise). However, if you double the amount of stakes to 64 and triple twine your result will change and the the spiral will move to the left. With that in mind let's spiral.
How to weave the design:
Check out the video:
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