Monday, 9 February 2015

Basket Case

I was told making rope baskets was easy - and it was!

This washing line rope was only a couple of pound. I chose green thread so the basket would link to the decor in either the kitchen or living room. I zigzagged a fold then starting steadily round and round.

Once I had enough for my base i started to lean the basket in towards the machine to build up the sides.

I needed to go over some areas where my stitches slipped and where my bobbin ran out - but i think this adds to the texture of the bowl.

Overall I'm really pleased - the rope was 15m long so I think I need several bits and join them together to make larger bowls.

Sophie really likes it too!

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