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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Creating the Baskets for my Egyptian Garden Quilt

I wanted to place baskets next to the flute player so I thought I would make crouched baskets. I don't know how to crochet but I thought I would give it a try. After I managed to make the tiny baskets, I realized that they would not work and I would have had to make too many adjustments to them . So I decided the thread paint the baskets.
In this photo I have removed the Solvy and tulle from around the baskets, putting them in water to remove all the Solvy. Then I ironed the baskets between two pieces of fabric to remove the moisture. There is some tulle left around the edges so I will use my stencil tool to burn the Solvy from around the edges. This also helps seal the edges so nothing will unravel.

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