Ok...I've been told this basket making method was very popular about 20 years ago and now it's becoming popular again - funny how everything seems to come back around. I'm teaching this class at Greenbaum's Quilted Forest and have had so much fun making them. I love the process because it's all done by hand - no machine required - which means I can take it along on car trips. Supplies are x-large cotton piping rope and 2" strips of fabric.
The basic concept is wrapping the fabric around the rope and tieing the rope together to form a circle. As you wrap you will be connecting the previous wrapped rope with the new rope you are working with - when sides are desired lay new wrapped rope on top of the previous rope and build the sides.
The possibilities are endless...
My cat Margaret had to interrupt the photo shoot! :) She's such a FABRIC cat.