I’ve been wanting to try a locker hooked basket design that also has a ceramic tile accent in the middle. I had finally found a beautiful tile, but couldn’t find the right color fabric to match. I almost made it with something much darker. So glad I kept looking. Thanks to Color Crazy’s Facebook friends, I’m calling this hand-dyed Color Crazy fabric strip, “Twilight.” The basket is called “Starry Night.” The final result is just what I had in mind. I added thin raffia-like ribbon as an accent on the edges. For a while I couldn’t decide whether to leave it without the accent. Check out images below. Any thoughts?
The basket is locker hooked on 5-mesh canvas and measures approximately 10″ x 10″. This design has two “ruched frame” elements. To create a ruffled, fibrous edge as seen here, try a thin rayon raffia ribbon. I’ve locker hooked with raffia before by layering. Great for creating texture. It was so much fun adding this wiry, ruffled look!
I also added extra padding in the side ruched frame panel. I wanted it to feel plush and also bulge out just a bit. In addition to Twilight, I used Caramel and Marigold in hand-dyed strips, and pre-cut natural cotton muslin for the top edge. You know…if you don’t want a basket, you can always just make a trivet. Kits coming to Color Crazy this holiday season!
Stitching “Ruched Frame” on side of basket piece.