Thursday, June 26, 2008

Hand Coiled Fabric Basket

Artist Statement: The large and showy hosta plants range from greens to blues...from solid leaf to varigated. This textile art bowl mimics all of the varieties. Hand coiled in bright greens, light aquas,turquoise, soft limes, and with just a bit of brown, this basket has a lush vegetation look. This bowl shaped basket measures 13 inches round and sits 4.5 inches high. I have photographed it with a couple of lemons so you can more easily gauge the size. It is a nice large size for use as a centerpiece on any dining room or kitchen table, and makes a terrific housewarming gift. My baskets are made by the coiling method of basketry. Strips of fabric are wrapped around an inner cording as the shape is formed. The inner cording makes these baskets sturdier than other fabric, felted or crocheted items. Each one is entirely handmade with no machine stitching. Each one is unique.

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