Sunday, November 6, 2016

FALL and YARN

There is just something about the fall that makes me want to get into the yarn!
Last year it was my scarves of which I still have a few for sale, but this year I've gone into creating 
YARN BASKETS!!


I have always had a "basket" fetish from wayyyy back.
If you have ever been in my house or studio, you have witnessed this obsession.



These are just a small sampling!
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I've been doing a lot of painting lately and frankly, need to sell some, so decided I needed to take a break and, as always this time a year, out came the yarn. 
I had in my mind what I wanted to do. Colorful fun baskets using up some of the yarn I had left from the scarves, but didn't know just how to do what I had in mind.....so....off to good ole' You Tube I went and started looking at different basket making vids.


The first ones I did are called "Coil Baskets" and I love the look

BUT, a lot of work! It would take too long to make a bigger one.
So back to You Tube and finally combined a few vids and came up with a crocheted basket that goes a lot faster and has a great look also.

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So now I am off and running!!

And having a great time!
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Materials: Some are all cotton yarn and jute. Some are cotton and cotton blend yarns and jute.

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And multiple uses!
I use one of the larger ones to hold my balls of yarn while I am crocheting. 

Are they for sale? Of course! But my debut for them will be at the Arkansas Craft Guild Christmas Showcase
In a few weeks. After that, I will be offering them in my Store and I will be making more....
Can you say "addicted" ?


Hope you love 'em! I do.

Thanks, as always, for stopping by to see me.
Suzi

and, oh yes. What's next?? Rag baskets!!