They won't be fancy wicker baskets (though I want to learn to make those some day), but the simple, natural looking ones you see in (miniature) Italian nativity villages :)
There are so many tutorials to be found, that I have the feeling that I only discovered the tip of the iceberg :) And what I didn't know is how many different techniques there are. I want to try as many as possible for this Italian shop ^^
I remembered making this basket a little over 3 years ago, when I'd just started making miniatures. The method was a very simple one, just some paper and string, but the result very nice, I think. I might do some of those for this project as well. The tutorial can be found here.
I started this time with this helpful tutorial by El Rincón de Manora. Very easy, with great results.
To make taller baskets I used Prym glass-headed pins, 0.80 x 48mm, my father once gave my. To get the weaving straight up, I'd put something of the same size in the middle (in this case a cork).
|I used embroidery thread with this basket.|
|This one had no bottom, and I used some |
distress ink to colour it. Least favourite so
far but maybe I can make it better (a)
|I drybrushed a bit of brown acrylic paint |
and that blended nicely with the matt
varnish I used right after.
After making those baskets I tried a different technique using embroidery thread. I like the look of that one, though I won't be making a lot of those because they are just a bit to neat for the Italian scene in my humble opinion :)
To make this little brown basket also was more time-consuming, compared to the others, and it took more than 6 mt of thread.
But working on that brown basket I got inspired to use the same method and make this lilac shopping.beach bag :)
Last monday we had our monthly crafting club. I'd soaked the jute twine (I think that's what it's called?) in a cup of coffee for about ten minutes, early that morning, and I really like how that turned out. Love the colour itself and the way the twine looks a bit more coarse.
I've made another round, tall basket with that twine, because somehow I've lost the other one I'd made.
I added a bottom to the rectangular form later which I made by weaving a flat little mat with the coffee coloured twine. I attachted braided twine around the bottom edges and two handles.
This is my favourite so far, not so neat for the glue part, but that's okay, I'll be making better ones ^^
Somewhere along the way I've also found a site with lots of tutorials. I saved to list but forgot to save the link to the website itself. So not my list, and if you know where it's from, I would be grateful if you'd let me know!
Bead Baskets - from Specks and Keepings
Easter Basket - from Mouse market
Accessories Basket for Kitchen or Bath - from Miniaturas y Casas de Munecas
Baby Basket - from About.com
Baskets from Needlepoint Canvas - Photobucket album
Baskets from Needlepoint Canvas - from Casey's Minis
Basketry Techniques by Jicolin (French) includes laundry basket
Bushel Basket from Cardstock - from 1 Inch Miniatures
Easter Basket - from Joanne's Minis
Garden Basket - from 1 Inch Minis
Gift Baskets - from Danielle Muller
Gumball Machine Baskets - by Miss Kris
Faux Woven Pet Basket - by Deb Roberts
Hanging Basket - from Doll House Escapes
Learn to Weave Miniature Baskets - from The Spruce
Miniature Baskets - CDHM tutorial by Yvonne Moxon
Not so Easy Baskets - from Casey's Minis
Paper Baskets - by Kris
Pastry basket - from About.com
Petit Panier - from Bricolages de Paques
Picnic basket - from The Spruce
Pine Needle Group - various basketry instructions in RL size
Sewing Basket - by 1 Inch Minis by Kris.
Straw Basket - from Lastanza di Giuggiola (Italian)
Twining with Threads for your Basket - by Miss Kris
Wooden Handle for Basket - 1-Inch Minis
Woven Basket by Flor (Spanish)
Woven Shopping Bag from Marga (Spanish)
Wire Basket - from Minis Sole