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This timeI want to showa set ofbottle holders made withthe technique ofnewsprint tubes weaving.The bases of each onewere made witholdCD's, placing between them the newsprint tubes of the framework.For the green andyellowbottle holder it was also used some newsprint beadswhichwere placedduringthe weaving process.These bottle holders can be used for bottles of 1 L or 1.5 L.
This pink and white basket was made using the alternation of white and pink newsprint tubes, obtaining the pattern with checkerboard effect. The base was made using two heavy cardboards wrapped with gift paper. Between the cardboards were placed the newsprint tubes to form the framework for the weaving process. The dimensions of the basket are about 35cm x 15cm x 25cm.
This basket was made using a triple braid weaving effect on the border. This braid was woven with two colors thanks to the framework which was made with couples of newsprint tubes. This triple braid gives to the basket more strength.
Thisbaskethas twofundamental details.The first is that it has been leftunbraided an area to give the effectofa larger space;Thesecond effect istheclousure braid on top.Thisis atriplebraid that particularlydevelopsfrom the insidetoward the outsideof the basket,giving an effect ofoverflow. The base of the basket was wrapped with Varese's paper, that commonly is used to cover the inside of vintage wood furnitures.
This basket was inspired in the landscapes of Amalfi's Coast here in South Italy. This place is well known for its blue sky and blue sea! It is the land of the most wonderful lemons in the world, used in fine gastronomy and for the production of Limoncello! The base of the basket is wrapped with tissue remembering Amalfi's lemons.
This basketis wovenusingthe (as I call) forward- backward technique, causing the blurringeffect that can be observed as zigzag inwhitestrands. Additionally,these strandshave beenalternatedwith greenones toachieve the effect ofgreen spacesin a rowof white spaces. If youswitchthe alternation of the strands, you can achieve acheckerboardeffect, asmaybeseen insomebasket which I'll publish later. Click HERE to go to the post with this effect.