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.


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!