Baskets From Found Materials Week 11 – Telephone Cable and Garden Tie Wire

I have just recently moved home and while packing found some old cables and wires stored at the back of cupboards. I thought these would be useful for baskets in the future and rather than throwing them out decided to keep them. I have used some of them for this weeks basket.
Basket made from Telephone Cable and Garden Tie Wire

Basket made from Telephone Cable and Garden Tie Wire

I used a length of telephone cable.....
Telephone Cables

Telephone Cables

......coiled around and tied with garden tie wire .......
Garden Tie Wire

Garden Tie Wire

......to create a small basket.
Basket made from Telephone Cable and Garden Tie Wire

Basket made from Telephone Cable and Garden Tie Wire

The twist of the wire between the coils of telephone cable creates an open weave and quite an interesting effect.
Looking Down on Telephone Cable Basket

Looking Down on Telephone Cable Basket

I ran out of the garden tie wire but if I had more I could continue this technique to make a larger basket.

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