Coiled Clothesline and Fabric Baskets

comments (5) July 15th, 2009 in gallery     

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Susanspel Susanspel, member
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Close-up of bead work on basket.
This basket made with fabric, beads, clothesline, and ribbon will be the the card basket at my sons wedding in September.
Flower girl basket for same wedding.
Coiled Easter basket.
Larger oblong coiled basket.
Close-up of bead work on basket.

Close-up of bead work on basket.

As you can see I have really developed and obsession with making these coiled baskets.  The fun part is that everyone turns out so differently and there are so many fabric combinations that work that it is fun to play.  My husband used to do a lot of pottery and says that I can make more shapes than he could make on the potters wheel.  

Pattern or design used: How to Sew a Fabric Bowl
posted in: gallery, coiled, fabric baskets, clothesline

Comments (5)

lauratdesigns2 writes: hi there, I have been experimenting with the coil baskets and love them. what do you do to get the sides to go up straight. mine seem to spread out at an angle.
any suggestions would be helpful.


Posted: 10:28 pm on May 10th
Susanspel writes: When I make the outside coils I make sure to have enough covered rope left to do what I want on the outside of the basket. I make sure to stitch the wrapped rope. I then make my design with the rope on the outside of the basket and pin in strategic places. I then hand stitch the coiled design on the basket as well as the beading. The ribbon is woven through scallops made with the cording on the top of the basket.
Posted: 7:24 pm on December 28th
Smiley358 writes: i really like this basket! but HOW do you get the coil embellishments onto the basket? i had such a hard hand AND by machine! by hand, they arent on tight enough. by machine, my needles kept breaking! thanks for your help!
Posted: 12:09 pm on July 24th
DebQuilts writes: Susan, Your bowls are gorgeous! How do you weave the ribbon through them?
Posted: 9:04 pm on April 19th
texasjewell writes: Love them.
Posted: 8:07 pm on July 22nd
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