Sunday, 5 August 2012

Getting back in the SeWING of things...

I've been absent from blogging for way too long, but now that the wonderful family event (wedding) is over, I am looking forward to getting back to sewing, quilting and crafting!

What better way to enjoy a warm afternoon sitting in the backyard, than to enjoy my surroundings and wrap a pretty batik around clothesline! I am sure many of you have made clothesline baskets and bowls, and I'm no exception.

Sitting in a lawn chair and using a couple of plastic clamps to hold the clothesline taut on the arms of the chair while I wrapped the fabric made it so much easier and saved my left hand from cramping up trying to hold the clothesline.

Making progress, looks like it's about halfway done!

I left the sewing until the evening, and the 100' of clothesline yielded a gorgeous large basket with handles and a smaller bowl. I love this batik!

I tried making the rolled edge variation on the smaller bowl, it wasn't hard.

These are so addicting, it's a good thing I only had one package of clothesline!  

Glad to be working with fabric again! If you have never tried this addicting craft, check out "It's a Wrap" by Susan Breier (In it's 14th reprint!).


  1. I love your baskets Kathy. You did a great job. Did you get the clothes line at that Princess Auto? - Terry

  2. Nope, it was in my stash from a few years ago. I stopped in at Princess Auto today and they are not carrying clothesline at the moment, although they said they had it in the past.