Last Easter, I was trying to come up with a way to make a small basket for tiny treats. I wanted it to be a real basket, to be woven with real sides. I usually do my best thinking as I am falling asleep, and when I went to bed one night, I came up with this idea. It is really quite easy , and it does not take as long as it looks.
|I am always looking for little things to place around my half scale house. The basket is for Violet and is made with a finer cotton than the hat. The hat is made with one strand of floss.|
|These baskets are one inch scale. I changed the size by using double strands of floss.|
|This is Evalina's basket. I used one strand of floss.|
Before you start, find a bead that is the basic size and shape of the basket that you want. I have used pictures from the empty one inch scale basket above. I made the bead out of dirty Femo.
I love to use colorful threads for Easter baskets, but I plan on making some kitchen baskets with natural colored threads at some point. I am also planning on using beads of different shapes for other kinds of baskets. I think that I will make a square basket by weaving in a square first and then using a square bead as a form. I have made some of my own bead out of Femo to make the shapes that I like. I hope that this tutorial make sense to you...if you have any questions, feel free to ask.
Have a great day,