Fold the rope to the left and zigzag down the center with a wide zigzag stitch
keep turning the rope counter clock wise slowly, all the while zigzagging catching both sides of the rope. Sewing on a cotton clothes line produces a lot of lint, these baskets/bowls use a lot of thread…
so I cleaned my machine every bobbin change and oiled the machine every two bobbin changes. Use a big needle or a jean needle if you have one avaiable. Get into the rhythm and it will become meditative before you know it.
Make a flat disk to what size you wish, then…
push down in the center
raising the side up about 45 degrees
each round raise the side a little higher to build the side walls.
keep going round and round…raising the side
when you have the height wanted
and if you choose to have a handle,
back stitch where you want to start your handle and cut the threads
make a loop the size wanted then start stitching on the other side,( see picture 3rd one down), remember to back stitch! go around and add another width to the handle. Add as many widths as you like or have rope to use, don’t waste any.
see below how it all come together ;-)
I had a little bit of line left, so got a little creative.
every bowl/basket will be different if you let the moment do all the creativity.
inside my completed bowl
Using my bowl for storing loose makeup containers.
that’s pretty much it….let your creativity go wild. These are fast and it feels great to finish something useful all in an hour to a couple of hours.
Don’t forget to put on a corny movie, one you have seen a hundred times so you do not actual have to watch the movie.
Have fun, and be sure to share what you create!