Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Turtle basket purse - experiments in basketry continued

Another experiment in basket making with the cheap sisal twine.  This is a little 'canteen' type purse with a cover and a button to hold it shut.  I used green crochet thread for both some shape stability and to cover up the rough handle so it could be carried without sticking bits of sisal into my shoulder..  It also gave it a nice 'spiderweb' or turtle shell look.  My favorite thing about it is that it sits nicely just behind my shoulder.  And although it is a little too small to hold a knitting project very well - the bamboo needles will stick through the holes and hold a washcloth, scissors and a ball of cotton yarn.  It would be a great daypack to carry a few little things along to the park or the lake.

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