Tuesday, January 20, 2009

coiled fabric baskets

I have been busy making theses and playing with functional craft art
yellow to turquoise with burgundy brown sides and a turquoise stripe.

small round fabric basket in bright batik with glass beads


shades of sage greens with turquoise nuggets and a fossil shell.



baskets are all about 7 inches in length and 5 inches wide. four inches or so high. more or less.




13 comments:

Anne said...

Beautiful! The red one is my favorite :)

Vicki W said...

These are terrific! I love the addition of the beads.

Shirley Goodwin said...

Oh I love these Karen. I bought a book about making them, but just couldn't find the right kind of cotton rope in New Zealand to coil the fabric around.

Karen said...

Thank you! These were so much fun to make.
Shirley, I could not find cotton rope any where! These were made with nylon rope (clothes line actually ) which was not my first choice but worked very well. I was pleased with how well it sewed through in addition to the firmness of the finished baskets.

Wanda said...

Beautiful! I've never made a basket but I appreciate them very much. Here's a link to another type of basket.

http://artbysusanlenz.blogspot.com/2008/11/nuts-for-acorn-cups.html

Also very pretty.

self taught artist said...

you little minx!!!! these are wonderful karen!!! you impressed the hell out of me this morning when i read my morning blogs. wow....i'm smiling from ear to ear. good job!!!

katie jane said...

Karen, these are truly lovely. The colors are just beautiful Where do you find the time?

Deirdre said...

Your sense of color and style is so wonderful - these baskets GLOW!

Are you hand or machine sewing the coils?

:-D eirdre

Anonymous said...

where can I buy one of these?

sarala said...

These baskets look amazing. I like the bottom one especially with the fossil.

Janette Kearns Wilson said...

I love the eclectic nature of your art...some tell me it is the "butterfly" effect but whatever it is it is fun

Karen said...

The coils are machine stitched together. The beads added by hand after the basket is finished.
I am still making them, cant seem to get them stock piled as I planned, they seem to be in demand around here..

Whitehall Basket Maker said...

These are great. I have created a large number of these in many shapes and sizes myself. I too cannot get a stock pile as they are in demand because of their uniqueness. Playing with the fabric patterns and colors is great and adding beads, old buttons and ribbons adds to their character. I have page that I created on Facebook. Type Susan's Baskets in the search bar and that will take you to my page even if you are not a facebook user you can get to it. I have made over 250 baskets of various shapes, themes and sizes. I constantly have orders as well as making my own creations.