This textured basket was made with a handwoven piece of fabric for the outer and some sturdy canvas, sourced from the secondhand store, for the lining. The outer woven fabric was made from a mix of secondhand yarns and some chunkier ones harvested from two different old scarves. Even the sewing thread used to fix all the parts together is a leftover from a previous project.
The outer piece was woven on a simple frame loom. The warp is made up from a heavier weight yarn, which makes for an interesting structure to the weave and also makes it not obvious in which direction the piece of fabric was woven. The pattern itself consists of a double gradient. One gradient concerns the secondary colors - cobalt and light blue - that shift and transition, the other gradient concerns the weight of the main, light grey color, which transitions from very chunky to very fine. This makes for an interesting play in structure and saturation of the colors.
This extra tall basket can be used with or without a folded rim. If you have a large stash of yarns, you might want to use the extra height to fit all of them. This basket is also a great place to store some house slippers for your guests, a collection of stuffed toys or even an extra blanket next to your sofa. The colors and texture fit perfectly with both our Grids and Stacks pillow cases.