Colourful coiled fabric baskets - for every room in the house!
Check out the drop-down pages for loads of designs When I discovered how to make coiled fabric baskets, I had at last found a use for all the cottons, silks and taffetas I had been hoarding since my teens! I have a wonderful store of vintage Liberty prints, patterned and plain cottons, silks and blends donated by friends, bought at sales or collected by my mother, and it is certainly going to take me a while to work my way through them. My enjoyment of colour is given free reign – I can mix fabrics, or just use one or two, I can make baskets large or small, shallow or deep and with or without lids.
Coiled fabric baskets are oh so useful for so many things - keeping toiletries, makeup or hair accessories tidy - storing loo rolls or extra soaps in a bathroom - as a home for keys and all those funny little things that seem to accumulate in halls and kitchens (paperclips, rubber bands, the odd conker or a pebble!) - in 'manly colours' for the contents of a chap's pockets! - one with a lid is a perfect way to start collecting together a fledgling sewing kit - a lovely way to send your daughter off to college - fill one with scented soaps and creams as a gift for a special friend - or congratulate a new mum with a basket filled with ‘baby bits’ (soap, lotion, shampoo, cotton buds and balls, for example)
I am also happy to work with customers’ own fabrics, on their own or teamed with some of my own – a great way to keep just a little bit of all your favourite dresses (or your daughter’s) without having to keep the whole outgrown or no-longer fashionable garment. I call these Memory Baskets, and you can also come along and start making your own in one of my workshops.
Do get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the possibilities This lovely teacup made in recycled sari silks has just sold - please don't ask me to make another, it was a total one-off.