This summer I’ve been fooling around with what is a new material for me, hemp twine. I’ve seen some ethnic baskets at local fairs, and thought I’d try a few of my own creation. Here are the results, which I have to say I’m pretty pleased with. I didn’t follow a pattern, simply starting with a round crocheted base and building up from there. It’s not free form crochet, exactly, but it’s liberating to work without specific instructions to follow.