This week I have been clearing out my house because I am moving soon. I found a load of old electrical leads that I had kept because I thought they might be useful one day.
Of course every new appliance that you buy has a lead along with it so I never needed them for electricity. But they looked like they might be perfect for turning into a basket! First of all I stripped off the outer plastic layer of the cable to reveal the three coloured inner wires.
Then I started the basket with a circle of wire around which I looped more wire, coiling the looping stitch around itself until the basket was the desired shape and size.
The result was a good fruit bowl sized basket.