Doug Johnston Big Blocks Basket
This piece from the Density Baskets series is made with sewing thread and #6 100% cotton cord. The density of the stitching is varied to achieve embroidery-like designs on the surface, which also act as the structure holding the basket together.
Big Blocks is made with red and blue stitching and highlights of white. The surface design was made improvisationally as the basket was sewn from bottom to top, making it a one-of-a-kind piece from this series.