The name of this basket brings to mind the shape necessary to accommodate the size of a French loaf of bread. A basket request from a friend of our daughter led to this design. One can almost smell the aroma of fresh baked bread. The basket begins with a single long coil that folds at the end and then continues the pattern until a suitable base is complete. The coiling proceeds to form sides and then spans a walnut wafer at each end. Woven coils are added to form twists on each side of the basket. They are just waiting to be joined by a twisted loaf of French bread.
This book covers the construction of the following basket: 147 Bread Basket, French Top Twist