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« on: August 07, 2010 11:30:24 AM »

I've always loved the colorful market baskets sold at certain expensive stores for way more money than I can justify spending, but I recently realized that I could make my own using the same technique as the coiled fabric bowls.


This basket is huge, and the stitching is so strong that I never worry about loading it up with whatever needs to be hauled. Conveniently it fits pretty well in the front bicycle basket I have and is easy to strap down to my rear rack, making it great for a trip to the grocery store, or for carry towels to the beach. Of course I love the comments I get from strangers!



It's really to same process as the smaller bowls, just on a larger scale. It did get a little unwieldy on my machine, but nothing that a little patience and determination couldn't conquer. The project took about 6 hours, and I think it's about 30 yards of rope, although unfortunately I'm not positive about the exact length.

There are more photos on my website!
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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2010 12:00:20 PM »

Wow, it's beautiful. You have much more patience than me, I wouldn't have even dared to try and make one.
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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2010 01:16:42 PM »

I've had the coiled bowls on my to-do list for so long... this is so inspiring!  I can only imagine how much stash I could bust making one of these.   I love how practical your basket is, but I especially love the colors and texture!  Very, very nice.
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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2010 04:05:03 PM »

I love the colors.  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2010 06:28:57 PM »

Wow! thats awesome! My mom would flip for one of these!
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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2010 06:17:50 AM »

Just lovely!  So vibrant and gay.
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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2010 02:10:58 PM »

That is SO cool!  So is there a tute somewhere for making the coiled bowls?  And do you need real rope, or do you make the rope out of scraps of fabric?  I would love to make something like this, esp if I could use up a bunch of my fabric scraps - I have a ton!!!  Love this!


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Okay - so I'm not terribly ovservant - I missed that link up top to the tutorial.  Looks soooooo cool!  I'll have to go and get me some cotton clothesline now, and start using up my scraps!   Grin Grin
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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2010 07:16:11 PM »

That is SO cool!  So is there a tute somewhere for making the coiled bowls?  And do you need real rope, or do you make the rope out of scraps of fabric?  I would love to make something like this, esp if I could use up a bunch of my fabric scraps - I have a ton!!!  Love this!


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Okay - so I'm not terribly ovservant - I missed that link up top to the tutorial.  Looks soooooo cool!  I'll have to go and get me some cotton clothesline now, and start using up my scraps!   Grin Grin

I get my rope at Big Lots, for way cheaper than at fabric or hardware stores (about 50 for 20').

I'm going to be making a fabulous video tute pretty soon, so I'll post links to that when it's up.

Thanks guys!
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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2010 02:33:18 AM »

Me like! Maybe I have the patience to make a small one some day =)
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« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2010 02:51:05 AM »

Love it, but how big is it? You can't really tell from the pics...

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