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24 Oct 2012

Basket finished and a blue one

I added a few beads, not too many, just to hide a not so good ending.
I thought also to make some embroidery stitches - but I leave it now
as it is.
 

There is always a tapered end which has to be concealed -
the ideal reason to sew on beads




As this is  a post on finished baskets I will add the blue one

 
 
I used a wonderful fabric designed by Caryl Bryer-Fallert
I bought it years ago in her studio in Paducah, KY
I added a few narrow strips of orange for interest 
 
 

 
I finished it off with a double binding
as described by Susan Breier in her book It's a Wrap II
I tried to make the bowl oblong though it did not really
come out like that. But it is ok.
 
 
 




 

8 comments:

  1. yes the added beads work really well,a lovely basket

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  2. Love the finishing touch! Thanks for adding the boxes inside, now I can imagine the size of your basket.

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  3. Anneliese, I love this. Di made me a bag in the same technique. Your colours are as always fantastic and I love the addition of the beads.

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  4. It's beautiful, Anneliese!

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  5. I love the addition of the beads and instead of looking like it hides something, it looks like an elegant touch of inspiration! Thanks for the visit.....

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  6. They look great! The orange one is very autumnal. I like the colour contrast in the blue one too.

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  7. Hi, Anneliese. Beautiful baskets with wonderful colors. The beads are a lovely touch. Enjoyed seeing your last TAST experiment--very pretty.
    best, nadia

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