Julie Gurr-Willowweaver

Contemporary and Traditional Basketry

Baskets From Found Materials Week 12 – Telephone Wire

Basket From Telephone Wire

Basket From Telephone Wire

You may remember that last week I made a basket using some old telephone cables. I still had loads of these left over and so decided to see if I could find a further use for them. I peeled off the plastic cable coating of one to see what was inside.

coiled baskets 225Four fine wires, themselves with a plastic coating were revealed and each was a different colour. Amazing!

Telephone Cable Showing Multicoloured Wires Inside

Telephone Cable Showing Multicoloured Wires Inside

I found that other cables had different coloured wires inside and so ended up with red, green, black, white, yellow, blue, and gold wires. Experimenting with these I ended up with a small, multicoloured, random weave basket.

Basket From Telephone Wire

Basket From Telephone Wire

Definitely something I would like to experiment with more!

2 Comments

  1. Pretty insightful post. Never believed that it was this simple after all. I had spent a great deal of my time looking for someone to explain this subject clearly and you’re the only 1 that ever did that. Kudos to you! Keep it up

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    Julie

    June 15, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Glad you enjoyed the post!

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