Give storage an ombré update. Bianca Hall shows us how to dip dye rope baskets in one simple step
Trade the plastic cups and storage tubs you keep your craft supplies in for simple rope baskets. In Mollie Makes 49, Lisa Tilse of The Red Thread shares her coiled rope pots tutorial using cotton sash cord and embroidery floss. Follow the steps in this issue to make a DIY rope basket (use white or cream embroidery floss) then check out Bianca‘s how-to below to give it an ombré finish.
Fill a container 4cm (15/8″) high with dye solution. Immerse the base and let sit for 10 minutes. Using a brush, paint the 5cm (2″) above the bath with dye solution – it won’t take in as much dye as the bottom section, giving an ombré effect. Mix one part dye to two parts water, and paint the final 2cm (¾”) section. Let sit for 30 minutes then rinse under cold water, avoiding the trim area. Place on an old towel and leave to dry.
Time to declutter – fill your baskets with fabric scraps, craft supplies and more. Share your DIYs with us and other makers on Instagram and Twitter using #molliemakers or post them on our Facebook page.