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Don't laugh!

Post: #259220 Green Aura
Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:45 pm

My first (and thus far only) attempt at basket making. I made a trug, from locally sourced willow (brown,green and purple) and heather.

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Sorry it's not a particularly good photo - all the others were fuzzy :roll:

It needs trimming a bit more but we were told to wait until a few days to let it dry out fully.

And no, I won't be harvesting lemons!
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Post: #259221 Pumpkin&Piglet
Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:49 pm

I like it! :thumbright:

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Post: #259222 Odsox
Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:15 pm

Ha ha ha ha ha ha !! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Just proving that I rarely do as I'm told.

I have to say it looks far better than anything I could make, arty crafty I'm not and never have been.
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Well done. :salute:
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Post: #259226 MKG
Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:33 pm

I'm not laughing. I'm NOT!!!!!

It's a very nice trug.

Have you looked up the alternative meaning of trug, GA? Then you'll laugh.

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PS - It really IS a very nice trug.
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Post: #259233 Millymollymandy
Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:08 pm

I like it! I would love to learn how to make things like that. Well done you. :salute:
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Post: #259249 Zech
Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:59 pm

Very nice :icon_smile:

That looks like what I wasn't allowed to make on the course I went on because it would be too difficult. I am suitably impressed!
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Post: #259250 Milims
Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:16 pm

Well done you! It looks fab!
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Post: #259251 JuzaMum
Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:23 pm

It looks great, I can see the different colours in it which is different, wish I could make something like that.
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Post: #259253 Thomzo
Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:41 pm

That's really good, nothing to laugh about at all. If I were you, I'd be dead proud of myself.

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Post: #259258 happyhippy
Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:18 pm

Thats impressive!How long did it take to make?And how easy/hard was it?

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Post: #259260 Green Aura
Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:23 pm

Thanks folks - Mike and Tony, I'll see you later! :lol:

It took two days - on the first day we made the hoops and wove them together sufficiently to fit the ribs. On the second day we finished off the weaving.

It's called a frame basket, which is apparently one of the easier types to make because the it's woven from the sides into the middle along with the rim, rather than from the bottom up - if that makes sense.

The tutor was a guy called Tim Johnson from the Isle of Wight. I've had a look at his website - oh well, something to aspire to :lol:
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Post: #259268 safronsue
Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:07 am

i want to try too! did you use online tutorials?

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Post: #259274 the.fee.fairy
Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:47 am

oooh I like it!

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Post: #259276 Green Aura
Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:14 am

No, Sue, it was a weekend course.
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Re: Don't laugh!

Post: #259325 becks77
Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:40 am

well done Maggie,looks great. Always wanted try basket weaving
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