Baskets From Found Materials Week 13 – More Telephone Wire

This week I am using telephone wire again.

 

Shallow Basket made from Telephone Wires

Shallow Basket made from Telephone Wires

I guess now that everything is wireless we do not have such a need for telephone cables and, this week, I still had lots left after making baskets with them last week, and the week before. Like last week I stripped these down to reveal several multicoloured wires.

Multicoloured Telephone Wires

Multicoloured Telephone Wires

As I was pleased with last week’s basket I decided to use the same random weave style. I wanted to refine my technique and see if I could control the shape to make it wider and shallower. I also decided to be more selective with the coloured wires I used and went for a ‘rasta’ feel with red, yellow, green, and black.

Shallow Basket made from Telephone Wires

Shallow Basket made from Telephone Wires

The result was indeed shallower and wider, and also accidentally ended up with an interesting kidney bean shape!

Looking down on the telephone wire basket

Looking down on the basket

 

 

 

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