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...
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?
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.