I decided to try adding handles to make it a little more interesting.
As you can see from this not-so-great photo, I ended up with a shape similar to a straw hat. Not by choice, however. I realized later, after I went to the library and took out the book again that describes this technique, that I was sewing it on the machine the wrong way, hence I couldn't get the height on the sides that I did when I made them the first time a few years ago.
The blue bowl and the green bowl are the ones I made a few years ago. They sit on my nightstand holding miscellaneous objects from my pockets, mostly loose change. I swear it multiplies in my pocket!
In this next picture you can see the wrapping on the blue bowl. Wrap, wrap, wrap, glue, wrap, wrap wrap.......for about 20-50 feet of clothesline.....then sew, sew, sew!
Very fun to make! The technique is described in the book "It's a Wrap!" by Susan Breier.
I've got nothing on those of you who make real wood baskets, but I did enjoy making these. It's also a good way to use up scraps.
Would these look great mixed in with your prims, or would the zig-zag stitch put you off? Let me know what you think. : )