TASTER: Making coil pots and baskets with Helen Deighan

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TASTER: Making coil pots and baskets with Helen Deighan

Throwback Thursday – from our archives – a great way to create and recycle at the same time.

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Recycling old fabric

Helen shares with us her passion for making coil pots, which is a truely great way to recycle fabrics – we all have fabrics where we just love the colour but wonder why we ever bought it!! You can also use Sari Ribbon which you can find in the Accessories section and do check out what else Helen makes when you watch the Fashion Sans Frontiers films.


More about Helen Deighan:


As a professional textile artist, I’ve been making quilts since 1984.

Initially working from existing patterns, I soon started developing my own designs. And, when I couldn’t find the right colour or shade to fit – I dyed my own.

Over the past ten years I’ve created many exciting dyeing effects using everyday household objects – from cat litter trays and drain pipes to my now famous plastic freezer bags!

My latest passion is designing and making textile coil pots.

In January 2002, I opened my new studio in rural Hampshire. It’s purpose built for both dyeing and sewing, with plenty of light and space – the perfect environment for my classes and workshops.


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