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REPURPOSE | Old maps into a basket

Paper basket

Text and photos by Wendy Becktold

Now that you've got GPS in your car and on your smart phone, chart a new course for your paper maps by weaving them into a sturdy, multihued basket.

Construction time: About 4 hours

Difficulty Level: 4/10
Weaving the basket is easy; the challenge is making the strips uniform. But don't worry about a few imperfections. It's supposed to look handmade.

Based on a project by Jane Patrick, creative director of Schacht Spindle Company and author of Time to Weave, from Craft, vol. 5.

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