This was my desk, late last night, working away on the paper basket kits. After many pattern iterations, file conversion aberrations and test cuts, I had the basket itself fairly well worked out. I was thinking about basket lids — if, how and why — when I had an idea. I was too tired to implement it, but scrawled some notes.
This morning I drew the pattern and did a test cut.
And yay! It works swell! (Also, chilly in the studio this morning! My poor fingers.)
It’s a simple construction, very open to customization.
I’m thinking about handles now. But enough! I want to get these kits out.
For those who saw the item in the January newsletter referencing my delight with the typeface Bobo — designed by Jean-Baptiste Morizot in 2016 and published by Indian Type Foundry — I put together this logo. Each character in the all-caps font has at least three variations. So fun, even as an example of expanding your notions of what makes a thing a thing. (And it’s available from Fontshop right now for half price.) Check it out!
14 thoughts on “Basket Kit Progress, Bobo Fun”
Truly your baskets are going to be some of the sweetest kits and your painted prototype looks Adorable with your succulents installed- like soup and sandwich they are made for each other!
Thanks, Elizabeth! I think they’ll be versatile, and truly, the machine cutting takes the tedium out of making one — or several!
Adorable, you did a great job designing it.
Oh, Bennie. Who cannot smile when something is described as adorable? And thanks for your recognition! It means a lot to me.
Oh my gosh. You are such an inspiration!
Hey Blake! The feeling is mutual!
Another great idea! I LOVE the yellow basket – to borrow from the lyrics of 10cc’s “Dreadlock Holiday”: I like it. I want it. I’ll take it off your hands. (Sure hope kits are in the works..)
Huh. All I can think of 10cc is “I’m Not in Love”. I’ll have to check it out. The lovely yellow is stock from Paper Source, which turns out to be a heavier weight than average cardstock (don’t even get me started about weight and basis). And, as it turns out, it’s slightly more difficult to weave, and I actually prefer the *average* weight for this project. That said, I will make it available for the dedicated weaver/colorist. Or you could just get the standard white, and marker or stain it your own glorious yellow. KITS ARE NIGH.
The lids work perfectly, I love the design. And the yelllow is such a pretty colour too. Lady, you are on a roll! :0)
Thanks, Pepper. I’ve spent the majority of this weekend weaving and iterating (between power outs — we’re having a series of fierce wet-and-windys) and listening to science TED talks :)
Awesome basket!!! :D
Hey, Brae, I’m so glad you like them! I compared these machine-cut baskets to several I made before, all carefully cut by hand, and these are much finer, keeping to a consistent 1/16-inch. This is what machines are made for!
The baskets are perfect! I love the working lids.
Thanks, Cyd! The lids are pretty fun to flip up and down. They make a tiny click sound :)