Contemporary and Traditional Basketry

Baskets From Found Materials 18 – Wrapping Paper

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This basket was made using used Christmas wrapping paper.


After Christamas everyone has a pile of used wrapping paper. For this basket rather than just throw it away, I thought I would try and use some of it. After ripping the paper into strips I twisted them into a length of rope.

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Then, using some bits of raffia that had been used to tie one of the presents I coiled the paper rope into a small basket.

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You can see the coils clearly spiralling up when looking down on the basket.

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    wow what an amazing series. I want to learn to do exactly that. I want to weave what appears at the time. I did a basket/weave course at city lit this weekend and I have got the bug! I want to be weaving but I still do not know enough. I would have booked the course in april but I am on another course that weekend. I will try to keep an eye on your page to see what else comes up. Loving your beautiful art! x

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