Sunday, December 9, 2012

Little woven basket: a tutorial

The idea for this basket came from the blogs of my friends Carin (the basket) and Susan (the tatted flowers).

I remembered somewhere on my PC were pictures of how to create a woven basket. 
First I drew the outline.

Next I created the skeleton by circling a perle cotton around the pins. At some points I pinned to fasten the thread.

Then I started weaving...

and weaving...

till the basket was filled. 
The "spokes" were too long in the middle. It was easy to pull them and divide the excess over the handle.

The handle has changed into a braid, created with the two threads that were already there and the weaving thread.
The basket is only attached to the block where I started making the skeleton.

To make the basket look more convex I added two pieces of felt for padding.

First layer: the smallest piece...

next the larger piece...

and the basket on top.
With my needle I adjusted some irregularities.

A nice convex empty basket. What will I plant?

Josephine Flowers. 
They are tatted with Josephine rings and chains. The thread is a variegated  DMC 80.

The finished basket. The flower clusters are sewed down at a few points.

The block as it looks now.
And yes, I have decided to remove the big orange pimple.


  1. Wat een lief mandje! Dank je wel voor de uitleg.

  2. wow Marjolein!!! that's great!! thank you for tutorial. very beautiful done!

  3. That is oh so sweet.

    Thanks for the tutorial.


  4. a great tutorial to add to my collection of your tutorials!! now I know what to do with some of the josephine knots I have been making, they are piling up in a box at the moment.

  5. Wow Marjolein, is a Beautiful Basket!!
    Thanks for your tutorial!!!!
    Hugs and kisses.

  6. Thank you. What a lovely little basket and pretty flowers too.

    1. Thank you for visiting and your lovely comment!

  7. Oh, Marjolein, you are amazing! The basket is stunning and so smartly made. (I made mine out of three Open Based Needlewoven Picots that I overlapped slightly and stitched down.) I like that you added the padding to give the basket a nice round shape. The flowers are so charming and I really have to put tatting on my 'Must Learn'-list.
    Finally I must say I am so full of admiration for your tutorials, they are easy to follow and so inspirational.
    Please keep up the good work!!!

  8. This little tiny basket with its cascading flowers is just precious and beautiful. Your details of stitching are what really bring your pieces to life.
    Thank you for always sharing your techniques as it really enhances the desire to try stitching. Blissful Stitching Dear...

  9. Oh, I love that basket! Thanks for sharing.

  10. WOW! You are simply amazing! I never tire of checking in to see what you are up to - always so much inspiration. Thank you for sharing this tutorial - I can't wait to try my first basket. Thank you!

    Merry Christmas!

    Nicki Lee


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