6 Sided Coiled Basket
This basket sat in my cupboard for many years. It was in a cloth bag with wire, core and 6 stranded embroidery threads and only coiled for about an inch or so. I found it just sitting there waiting patiently for me and I was in one of those finishing moods.
The base is a 6 sided cork coaster I am sure I got from the Dollar Store. I sewed the first row of coiling into the edges of the coaster. I glued a second coaster to the under side of the base and a third coaster to the base in the inside of the basket. This helped to strengthen the base and cover the stitches. It just looked neater. It needed a wire with the core to retain the 6 sided shape as I coiled up the sides. I used pony beads and coiled around them into the walls. Two of the round beads on the inside and two facing out. You can see in one spot where there is only one bead showing. The other broke as I was working many rows later. Oh well, it is what it is. I took another cork coaster and cut into it making a 6 sided window frame wrapping it in floss. I coiled outward from this to the edges of the lid just slightly larger than the basket and finished by coiling straight down to fit over the sides. In the inside of the frame I random coiled with the pony beads to create a raised centre.
This is approx. 6” tall x 4” across and the only 6 sided lidded basket I have ever made. I think it turned out okay.