A new craze has been sweeping my creative outlet lately. Basket making. Without any real knowledge or know-how, I dove in head first.
I asked my husband to go by the hardware store and buy me some clothesline rope. He brought me home a few packages. It was what I used to make my first two baskets. The aqua and red. Then I was at another store and found some thicker clothesline rope and got some to try also.
Different feels and different strengths, but I like how all of them turned out.
I can't give you a tutorial on how to make a perfect basket, but I can tell you that I took the clothesline rope. I started coiling it around and around and zigzag stitching around each coil. It began to take a form of its own and it was a very neat project to see unfold. I had no idea where any of them were going as I was sewing... I just let it take shape.
You can make the bottom begin to curve up by adjusting the basket slightly so you can begin the 'sides'.
You will start seeing more of a bowl shape before long.
This takes quite a lot of thread. So it is a good idea to have several bobbins ready. I didn't do that. Take note if you decide to give it a try. ;)
It's not perfect. The zigzags overlap and go a little wonky at times.
But... I just love it!
My next basket... I hope will have handles, like a market basket. I am going to need a LOT of thread for that one. Haha!
Until then, friends... Have a great day!