Friday, January 17, 2014

Rag Basket Recap~

Hi Friends~
It's almost the weekend
and I hope you
all have something fun
or relaxing planned.
During the week, since my rag basket post,
I received many emails about this project
So I thought I would share the
directions with you today.

If you'd like to see the other styles
I created
This might make a fun weekend project
and easy to do with the kids too.
You know if you are snowed in,
this would make a great project
with a bit of fabric from your stash
and an old wire basket.
To begin
find a vintage or new metal or wire basket.
One with an open weave to tie the rag strips through.
Next, pick your fabric.
For this basket I used
a French script style in a cotton.
Begin ripping fabric strips.

Leaving curled and stringy ends
is best for the homespun look.

The strips should be torn in 6-8 inch lengths
and about  1 1/4" wide
to give enough fabric for tying.
After complete
you can trim shorter if desired.
As you go along you will
see what works best for you
in the strip lengths.
You may need a shorter length for tying
depending on your basket.
Keep tieing the strips all around
gathering them close together
and tight till you have something
like this in the end.

Display and fill with your favorite treasures,
Christmas ornaments,
Easter eggs
or springtime nest.

I hope this helps answer a few questions
on this project.
Many of us have an old wire basket
around perfect for this idea.
Have fun and let me know what you create.
Enjoy the weekend.
Celestina Marie

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