Making coiled mats and baskets has proven to be highly addictive for me. It's such a challenge to take a piece of fabric, especially the ugliest fabrics, and make something useful and beautiful from it.
When I first started making coiled items, I purchased 100 metres of cording. That was enough to let me experiment a little, and see if this was something I liked working with. Turns out I did like making coiled items, and inquired at my local shop if I could buy a whole roll of cording. One roll held 1000 yards, which was about 923 metres. I recently finished up my first roll and started on my second, so I thought it would be interesting to see what 1000 metres of cording can make.
It can make this many round coiled mats:
This many oval coiled mats:
This many coiled coaster sets:
Plus all these baskets:
Wow. That really goes a long way! Looking back, it's amazing to see how many coiled items I've made. And I have ideas for so many more! What do you think I should try next?