Friday, May 21, 2010

Bread Basket-Part Two

 

 

 

 


I made my resist 1.5 times the original measurements to allow for shrinkage...

...and the bread basket is a perfect size and shape.

Unfortunately, I placed my 'warm bread' symbols a bit too high...

...and the top flap hides them when it's folded down. Alas.

After hand-felting the initial resist piece...

...and then felting it (hard) in the washing machine and dryer...

...I made a separate piece of felt, in the same way, for the bottom.

I machine washed and dried the separate pieces...

...since I wanted the entire project to be easily machine washable.

I thought it would be nice to have the white side 'up' for the basket bottom...

...in order to better see one's choice of bread or roll.

I made a template for the bottom circle...

...by fitting different sizes of bowls, inside, until I found a close fit...

...then drawing around it, adding a bit for the exact measurement.

I tacked the compass points of the circle to the bowl bottom by hand first...

...so that it would then be easier to sew by machine (using a leather needle).

This wasn't a super easy project...

...but I think it came out well and could have lots of other applications.

Add a handle for use as a dorm shower caddy?

Put pre-felt flowers on it for use as a brush/blow dryer dresser organizer?

Compared to my shallow flat-felt box...

...the sides of which never really stood up...

...I think this project has many applications for use as storage.

Let me know what you do with yours!








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3 comments:

FeltersJourney said...

Lovely! Your writing turned out really well (especially as you had to do it back to front :o)
x

Sockenlibeth said...

wonderful felt basket
love Lisabeth

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Lisabeth!