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« on: August 11, 2012 08:47:02 AM »

i'm really happy with how this turned out, the grey and white stripes look clean and modern with the metal frame.
it started out as this....

think keeping barbecque beef brisket warm at a graduation party, but then i i saw the frame by itself, i immediatly thought basket...

i strung it with grey and white yarn from my stash, wraping it in a loop around the corners to hold it in place. wide ribbon would have been faster. i might also try strips of grocery bags if i planned to use it where it might get wet or dirty. the yarn gives it a very soft look.

for the bottom, i  wove yarn in the opposite direction using a large needle, but it took a lot longer than i expected. it makes the bottom stronger and will keep my books from slipping through, but i'm planning to leave the sides with only the horizontal strands. it's been fun making something beautiful and useful from somthing that was meant to be thrown a way


interested in a private atc swap-i am collecting ATC cards to be framed in a collage and auction to raise money for Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma research. (ACCRF) project blog-    atc4acc.blogspot.com

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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2012 09:05:37 AM »

Oooh I really like the yarn on this.  Very clever and it really makes it look baskety! 

Fabulous job!
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2012 10:00:55 AM »

What a great idea.  It looks great.  I bet it took FOREVER!  If I got my hands on one of those frames, I think I'd try sewing a removable liner, so it could be cleaned if it got dirty.  In my house, EVERYTHING gets dirty!
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2012 10:08:20 AM »

This is the definition of up-cycling! I stared at the photo of the disposable warming tray, wondering how it related to your basket. It wasn't until I scrolled down a bit (notebook screen Sad ) that I got it!

I love the idea of a sewn liner, too. Once you got a pattern that fit, you could easily do several at once.


« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2012 02:42:26 PM »


and made me think about where can I get my hands on one Smiley Haven't seen them around here.
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