I made Garlic Baskets!

My birthday present to myself earlier this year was a garlic basket kit. That first ply-split basket made from Danish cord didn’t turn out quite like the instructions and pictures. I’ve since attempted two more garlic baskets and seem to have the technique figured out. This time around I knew enough to appreciate when something wasn’t right along the way. I undid portions of these two baskets numerous times and redid them before calling the baskets finished.

garlic baskets

I don’t care too much for the fringe on the handle – a bit fussy for me. With the next basket I’m going to attempt a design change. Now that I understand how they go together I’m feeling brave.

I’ve donated the larger of the two baskets pictured above to the Women’s Health Resource Library’s Purse Power Auction. If you think the basket is fun, you can place a bid on this basket and other great purses, totes, and handbags beginning in October. Click here for more details! Contact me if you would like to make a donation to the auction.

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2 Responses to I made Garlic Baskets!

  1. Mallory Marshall says:

    I Love these baskets! I took a painting class over on Vinalhaven, and bought some vintage net “needles” (they are really shuttles) and am watching you tube over and over trying to learn how to make the netted “bait” bags from string we used to have here on the islands (now they are in nylon and made in China, of course) I think your baskets are just dandy. A sailor’s knot on the top would look more like garlic, I agree. Good for you! What is the string material you are using?

    • Susan says:

      This was made with three-ply Danish cord. I’d love to get back to this and experiment with it some more.

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