Thursday, February 21, 2013
Coiled Mats Progression, Step 5
It's been a little while since I posted about progressing in design with my coiled items. You can go back to the earlier posts by clicking here. I started with round mats, then oval, and then went smaller with coasters. After that, I worked my way up to make bowls and baskets.
Then I started playing with variations in handles and other features I haven't blogged specifically about yet.
Next, I started playing around with oval baskets, which are a little trickier because it's not a continuous rhythm of sewing like a circle once you're working in a third dimension. I do find the repetitive stitching of my coiled items to be very meditative though.
Now I've added a new type of handle, adding a separate strip, coiled and stitched together, then stitched onto the basket. Introducing my new Easter Basket style:
I've sewn the straps on to the sides and added vintage buttons for embellishment.
What do you think?