Wednesday, November 10, 2010

CHUNKY ROPE BASKETS

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.



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  1. These are great! Have a sweet day!

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  3. Yes, my mom has one of these in her living room that she made back in the late 80's or early 90's. I remember her and her sisters or some friends ( I forget) making a bunch of these. I have been looking for a tutorial so I can make a basket for my dogs toys. Glad I found this. Thanks!

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    1. Oh, my mom just used some rope that she got from the hardware store. It is much less expensive than the cotton piping rope. Since my basket will be for dog toys I'll probably just pick up some rope, too :)

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