Thursday, 22 November 2012

Plaited paper baskets

materials used, clockwise from top: 
heavy plastic with an enclosed strand of green yarn; 

large scenic calendar; cereal box; heavy packaging paper
I love these soft sided baskets* that can be made from all kinds of recycled materials. I've used old calendars, the wrappers from office photocopy paper, wall paper, travel brochures, maps, cereal boxes and the huge plastic wrapper from a new mattress. The construction is based on simple over and under weaving. 

To make a basket, go to the page "HOW TO MAKE plaited paper baskets".

*I learned to make the plaited baskets from the excellent book Time to Weave by Jane Patrick. (Have a look at my books and links page.) 

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