InstructionsThis is a small four rib basket made entirely out of wild grass from my yard and about a yard of leftover linen thread.
To make something similar: Gather up enough stalks of grass to fill a coffee mug. Choose two sets of three stalks each that are all about the same width and length. Place these two bundles in a "t" arrangement and wrap the thread over, under and across in an "x" ...
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Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Eco-Friendly, Classic, Whimsical, Outdoorsy
Wild Grass, Linen Thread, Tapestry Needle
What was your inspiration?
This tiny basket is the product of staring out at my yard on a sunny day while lamenting my lack of funds to by craft supplies. It turns out that not only is inspiration all around us, but supplies are too! It is all in how you choose to look at the world.
What are you most proud of?
That I found a way to feed my crafting passion without spending any money and using completely natural found materials.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Make sure you use grass that is still wet and pliable. Once it starts to dry out it can be too brittle to work with.
It is also helpful to shape the first few rounds around a finger or thumb to help get enough tension to hold the basket together.