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« on: May 19, 2007 11:01:14 PM »

So I made this basket type thing a few years ago for my hs art class:

And I want to make another one. I know we used some kind of white cotton-ish cord or something and then used yarn to sew two strands of cord together to form the basket.

But I'm not sure exactly where to find that cord stuff. If I'm even remembering right that it is white cotton-ish cord. And I don't really want to take it apart to see, because I remember it being murder trying to get the thing to stay in that figure 8 shape, and I would dread having to put it back together.

« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2007 11:04:17 PM »

I'd try some round rope.  I think I did something like this a million years ago at school and we used some stiff round rope.

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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2007 11:05:29 PM »

I've done those baskets before!

We used paper twist:

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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2007 05:32:23 AM »

I've used clothesline rope and it works great!

And I love your basket!

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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2007 10:34:08 AM »

That is such a cool basket.

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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2007 03:21:50 PM »

You can get this by the yard at fabric stores, I use it to make piping, and they have all sizes. Good luck!

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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2007 12:26:26 PM »

You can get this by the yard at fabric stores, I use it to make piping, and they have all sizes. Good luck!

We made some in school too and we used the stuff to make piping.

« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2007 08:53:44 AM »

we have one of those baskets at our house as well (but instead of yarn wrapped around the white cord its small pieces of cut fabric in different colors) ...I would say try Joann Fabrics or G Street Fabrics for the white cord...
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