This photo was taken last Wednesday at the Tacoma Lakes Quilters workshop. At that point I had completed five baskets of various sizes. I've made at least one more since then and enlarged the smallest basket to include several rows of fabric-wrapped line. I've decided that I don't particularly like the fabric-wrapped pieces other than as small accents. I'm finding this a lot of fun to do. I've ordered a couple of books to expand my knowledge and to teach me some more basket styles. This is a great winter sewing project...creating baskets to sell at the fall craft fairs and for presents.
Monday, January 25, 2016
Saturday, January 16, 2016
This morning I decided to see if I could teach myself to make a basket using my sewing machine, variegated thread, and clothesline. I'd seen a video online last week and bought my clothesline the other day. In under an hour I had used all but 6 inches of the 50' clothesline and most of a spool of thread, rewinding the bobbin at least four times. I even figured out how to make a loopy handle. And I made this in less than an hour!