COLLAPSIBLE COTTON ROPE BASKETS; CRAFT BY MIABO ENYADIKE

Crocheting and Knitting materials, are every where as the winter season continues.



Every craft store, departmental store even pharmaceuticals are stocking all sorts of wool or knitting kits.
I enjoy, both crocheting and Knitting, and at the moment, I'm getting ready for Art exhibitions in the month,of June and July respectively.
The only way,to get my nerves down and relaxed, is crocheting cotton ropes into my favorite gift item, which is  the collapsible rope baskets.
I crochet them,as gifts I give as birthday presents, etc down the year.
The best time for me, to actually sit and concentrate on this rather strange hobby of mine, is when I am a bit at odds with my brushes, canvas and paint.
It keeps me focused and renews my thought process by giving me a handle on my creative confusion!
I really don't make a lot, because it gets a bit tiring and I then, go back to my Art again.
I use an acrylic pin, a large size(15) and thick cotton cords that are stocked in the craft stores.
This time around, I even went further and dyed the baskets, with the same  InkI use for my paintings and it all turned out fantastic.

The way I crochet the baskets, they are designed to be bags or purses that transform into baskets.
The intention, is to create a versatile piece that serves as some sort of storage,and is a functional and a statement piece for the home. 
The use of these baskets, are numerous and the reason I love using this type of rope to crochet them,is the sturdy texture it has with a soft feel.
Also the  washable nature, of the cotton rope and the fact that it fits, into any  decor style or trend...Enjoy. 







                              MIABO

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