Tuesday, January 19, 2010

One more market basket

I found two more swing handles that I could use to make two more market baskets. I used one of them today on this basket. As another basket-maker noted, an advantage of the swing handle is that it packs down somewhat. This makes the mailing package smaller and less expensive.

Since I like variety in my work, I made the base of this one with an open weave rather than using fillers. It still makes an attractive base.

By using undyed, white rattan cane for the vertical sections of the sides and blue weavers for the horizontal sections, a nice checker board pattern is created.

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