In willow work, waling is primarily used to to weave waling bands, which are short segments of weave, designed to shape, lock or secure the work.
Aside from this, waling is used to weave a foot for the basket, and is rarely used for anything else.
Cane workers are likely to use it for bases, entire baskets, or entire sections within a basket, many times while creating intricate color patterns - a topic I will also teach here, in lesson 6.
Aside from all that was mentioned above, I will also make a lesson specifically about waling in square baskets, and another one - examining color patterns and additional waling applications.
1. Introduction to Waling
In this beginners lesson I teach all the basic waling weaves, from pairing to a five-rod wale.
Aside from showing the correct stroke pattern and hand position, I also talk about the common uses of each weave, and compare them against each other.
Within these demonstrations I show the different joins, examine their pros and cons, and when to use each type.
2. Basic Waling Bands