Thursday, July 02, 2009

I've been RAKed

At the Cheshire Show last week a fellow member of my institute was demonstrating making 'washing line' baskets (not the correct name but I can't remember what it is and that's what they have been nicknamed) and mentioned that she was thinking of selling some of them so I told her that if she did decide to that I was putting my name on one in particular early on because I loved it so much.
Last night while I was doing the register at WI I had said basket appear under my nose along with Happy Birthday!!!

The bottom


and one part of the side


This is same thing that Mum went to Denman for a couple of months ago so I have a basic idea of how they are made and will get round to trying one someday myself.
This one is made up of scraps from other baskets/bags and projects (this member is very creative and does some workshops for the WI) an dit's the randomness of it that I love.
So the general idea is to take a washing line (has to be the right sort but I'm not sure what type it is) and then you wrap strips of fabric around it before stitching it together.

7 comments:

loulee said...

Pretty colours.
There is a tute for this on Moda Bake Shop.

Lauralness said...

Very pretty!

mesdupmoi said...

I love it! x

Colours Of the Outback said...

Wow, that is beautiful. I can't wait to go to all those shows over in England when we finally get there.
I just love that basket.

Kristin said...

That is gorgeous. What a wonderful surprise!

Jo said...

I've been away for a week - bot did I miss lots!!

Love your basket, really cheery. You are making great progress with both the Sunflowers and Mary Wigham, and I absolutely adore you beaded bag. It's really stylish. Well the first part is :lol - thanks for sharing

Cindy F. said...

Ooooh!! I love this too! The fabrics are so pretty!