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Topic: Woven Fabric Cat Baskets--Cat Approved!  (Read 57286 times)
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McJulie-O
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2010 08:23:10 AM »

The picture of the two cats curled up in their separate bowls makes me go, "Ahhhhhhhhh!" You're a good cat-mommy.
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beegeek
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2010 08:29:13 AM »

My cats are already begging me to make them one!  They really know how to lay on the guilt.  Anyone know where I can find a coil basket weaving tutorial online?   Grin
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amazing_784
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2010 10:15:55 AM »

HEY!!  I love them!  I wish I still had my cats so I could make some baskets for them.  I had one cat who loved to sit in cardboard boxes, even with the flaps closed.  Now I have a wiggly 6-month old puppy who is probably more interested in chewing the basket up than sleeping in it.  Oh well.....
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« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2010 01:58:25 PM »

That... is SO AWESOME!! It's too bad they wouldn't stop crushing the original, but they look sooo comfy in their individual beds!
This looks like an awesome technique, if you have any resources (or a tute) please share!  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2010 06:41:50 PM »

This is so adorable!  My cat loves to cuddle next to me on my bed so I don't think he needs one.  Tongue

For the people asking for a tute, this tutorial for coiled rag baskets produces baskets similar to the one OP posted.
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« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2010 07:12:04 AM »

Very nice!  I love the way the fabric looks.  If you ever wanted them to look similar to the original ones, you could try unbleached muslin or canvas, the canvas might make it a bit sturdier for ya.  I do love your style best though!!
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« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2010 08:24:58 AM »

I did this a while ago...a friend taught be how.  We used a tapestry needle to weave the fabric back into the previous coil every few wraps or so (this looks like maybe every other?) using a figure 8 pattern.  This website has the basic idea that we used:

http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/Sue-baskets.htm

Hope this helps!
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BlueCherryFaerie
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2010 09:39:59 AM »

Cute!
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CraftHooligan
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2010 11:46:31 AM »

thats amazing! i have a gunina pig and i think he would love one, a bit smaller of course.
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CraftHooligan
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2010 11:58:38 AM »

thats awesome, you didn't use this tute http://www.craftstylish.com/item/33825/how-to-sew-a-fabric-bowl/page/all

but i think that would work to, yours looks harder! i love the end look, it's amazing!
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