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cordage baskets

The desire to weave little baskets announced itself without warning and before I knew it I had a small collection.

cordage baskets by the artful acorn

The tallest in medium weight jute was my first attempt. Weaving the edge to the outside wasn’t quite the effect I wanted, but it was sturdy, and I was keen to try another one. Subsequent ones were made from nålbinding linen on a jute coil base, and weaving with waxed linen (the cream coloured one), fine jute and linen yarn (the tiniest one).

 

cordage basket by the artful acorn

This was my second attempt, in finer jute with more tension. Weaving the rim to the inside worked well, but I relaxed the tension on subsequent baskets to round out the shapes.

 

cordage baskets by the artful acorn

A ball of embroidery floss nestles nicely in this one.

 

cordage basket in linen by the artful acorn

The smallest basket, woven from linen. Just big enough to hold a wish!

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2 Responses to cordage baskets

  1. Bronwen December 5, 2015 at 8:38 am #

    I like your small cordage baskets shown here – do you have step by step instructions on how to make them?
    Thank you!

  2. Kimberly Grigg December 5, 2015 at 10:04 pm #

    Thank you, Bronwen!

    I learned how to make basic cordage baskets from this video by Hedgehog Leatherworks: http://www.hedgehogleatherworks.com/How-To-Make-Cordage-Baskets-Wilderness-Survival-s/55.htm.

    I finish mine a little differently; weaving the spokes down inside the walls of the baskets so they disappear – but you can experiment with different finishing techniques.

    If you have any questions I’ll do my best to help you. Let me know how yours turn out!

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