colorful coffee bag basket

Paulig’s city coffees have recently a new flavor and there are now seven different colored coffee bags. For these, I can see which flavors are most popular among coffee bag collectors, with orange Barcelona and turquoise Havana bags being the least common. And of course the latest green Singapore which I only had one for this project.

Of all the city coffee bags, I used only the monochrome parts of the top edges for this basket, from which I got to weave the colorful checkered squares. I avoided adjacent squares of the same color by weaving strips of the same color in one square in the same direction. For example, in the top square of the following image, yellow, blue, and an orange stripe are woven in one direction and light blue, pink, and turquoise in the other direction.

When the squares were joined, adjacent parts of the same color appeared at the seams, but this resulted in fewer and smaller monochromatic areas than the intersecting strips woven into the squares. I also laid out the squares in the basket a little differently than usual because I wanted the colors on the sides not to form a regular coloring. In the previous image, you can see how the orange and turquoise strips form every other small square on the same line.

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The squares are first joined together side by side and into a ring shape that forms the sides of the basket. Finally, the base is attached to the rim of the basket. A 1 cm wide gift string has been used for connecting the squares. The upper edge of the basket was left unfinished, because in light use the edge does not unravel easily.