Type of item: Functional
Style: Outdoorsy, Casual, Traditional, Romantic
15m X 6mm multi purpose rope, fabric, thread, craft super glue and weather proof garden chain.
What was your inspiration?
I've been wanting another hanging basket to brighten up my front door step but I've found that the ones I generally buy from my local plant centre dry out really easily and if I want something that doesn't then the purchase price is fairly steep. I thought that maybe the rope in a fabric coil basket may absorb and retain water for longer. So with that in mind I've had a go at making my own coiled hanging basket!
What are you most proud of?
I was pleased with the design and shape when I initially finished it but it looked a bit...hmm...once I'd filled it with dirt, water and put all that pressure on my stitches. But it does the job and is seem to be holding water better, so I guess I am proud of that. And its more unique than anything I'd get at the shops.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Be prepared for the dye in the rope to stain light coloured fabrics when it gets wet! I hadn't even considered this! Luckily my rope was red so its just made my white patterned fabric pink instead, which still looks ok. Also, if you want it to retain a perfect shape then you'll need to line it with something firm.