Thursday 24 August 2017

Holiday Project Completed

I wasn't too sure what final shape I wanted this to take... shall I go higher and make a handle for it?  In the end I decided to keep it as a shallower basket as I hoped we'd get more use out of it like that.

I enjoyed making it.  And I wouldn't mind making another - perhaps taller and with a handle next time.  I don't think it will be for this holiday though, sadly...

We weren't able to find any more of the same sisal twine we had been using but I found some linen string which worked well although it was quite rough!  Next time I wouldn't mind something a bit smoother.  You can see in the last photo where the bottom of the basket is a lighter colour than the sides where I changed from sisal to linen.

My son is still working on his.  He understandably got side-tracked by other holiday occupations.

Did you notice the edge?  I just couldn't help myself!  A little bit of tatting had to be involved.  I made a video of working the edging which I will upload when I'm back home.  Happy Holidays!

Best wishes,


  1. That is a fabulous basket!!! :) And I love the edging!!! :) I couldn't tell it was tatting, but that is wonderful!!! :)

  2. Wow, the basket is wonderful and I noticed the edging right away!

  3. Gosh, love how it turned out, especially with the tatting :-)
    Superb pic with the colourful veggie pick!

  4. A splendid basket, just right for storing vegetables! Love the tatted edging.

  5. Love it, you are very talented.....

  6. Gelungenes Projekt. Ein sehr schöner Obst und Gemüsekorb. Der Occhi-Rand gefällt mir sehr gut.
    Ein vielseitiges Talent schlummert bei Ihnen. Herzlichen Glückwunsch.

  7. As did Michelle, I noticed the tatting immediately. These are terrific baskets. Great idea.

  8. Great summer project, I don't think it will notice that much in the colour after all it will be hidden with whatever you put in the basket,
    The best thing is you learnt something and enjoyed it, and shared time with your son

  9. I love this bowel and you did a beautiful job, I so love weaving and want to dedicate more time to this, thanks for the lovely post!


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