Where coiling is concerned I can be quite impatient. I’m always looking at ways of speeding up the process. So I tried a combination of knotting and coiling on this rope to see what would happen. I used 8 pieces of string to secure the walls of the basket, knotting between each round of rope.
To finish off I wrapped the top row to create a border and handle. The loopy bit on the side was an experiment. Trying to find creative ways to finish off a coiled basket is an ongoing challenge! The whole thing took about 3 hours. I guess this still sounds like a long time for such a small basket (10cm high x 18 cm at it’s widest point) but it’s quite speedy in terms of coiling.