Sunday, January 27

How Much is 1000 Metres?

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?

6 comments:

  1. Is this the same technique described in the book "It's a Wrap!"? I have this book and someday soon hope to attempt a project from it. Where did you buy your cording? annesimonot@sasktel.net

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    1. Yes, Anne this is the same technique. It's a good book to learn from and then make your own changes once you know the basics.

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  2. lol... WOW That is unreal!! Good for you for documenting all that. That rocks. : )

    ~Monika

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    1. Thanks Monika! Have you ever thought of saving your thread spools and seeing how many you use up in a year?

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  3. That's really cool! And a great document of how far you've come and how far you'll go. Make sure to tell us when you hit 5000.

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    1. Oh gosh, Tawny, now I'm going to have to sew in my sleep as well!

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