Testing… Testing… A New Macrame Basket

Got another macrame order. And this time it was something I hadn’t made before. Similar to it but not exactly.

So… as I usually do, I made a test one first. That way I know whether to cut the cords longer or shorter when I make the REAL one. It measures 11″ height with the handle and 12″ diameter.

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It is going to be an Easter Basket. In pink with different colored beads. If I have time, I may make the basket in purple.

My test one is in beige 6mm braided macrame cord. Here are two of my birds resting comfortably, hiding in the branches. šŸ˜€

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This is how I made the bottom. I strayed a bit from the pattern my buyer sent me. I used this method instead. My own design.

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I will be macraming all day today. Need to get the pink basket made and shipped by tomorrow. Just in time for Easter.

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14 comments on “Testing… Testing… A New Macrame Basket

  1. memme says:

    what about the pile of cords in the bottom?

  2. abbie2001 says:

    I love the basket! I would like to have one in a golden brown color. I could put it on my dining room table and change the flowers in it according to the time of year.

    • don_mae says:

      Thanks, Abbie!! I have an idea to combine macrame with my quilting. Working out the details in my head.

      • abbie2001 says:

        You can do like that famous brand of baskets and make liners for your macrame ones. Different colors for different seasons, holidays, or just because.

  3. don_mae says:

    That is exactly what I was thinking!! Great minds……

  4. gabrielaquintana says:

    oooh macrame is back! I’m sooooooooooo happy! hahaha

  5. sidecapersmacrame says:

    Is there a ring used for the top rim, just under the handle? I really like the look of it.
    Great Job!

  6. Joanie says:

    Where can I get the pattern?

    • don_mae says:

      Hi there, I have it around here somewhere. If I can find it, I will e-mail it. Thanks for the question.

      • Cindy Thrall says:

        Hi I saw your basket its beautiful. I would love the pattern also. I’m a few years behind. Thank you.

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