Doug Johnston started making coiled rope baskets in 2010.
His methods exposed the natural cotton rope and he used colored thread as structure and decoration.
His interest in the coiling process, grew out of studying knitting and free-form 3d weaving. Since he started selling his rope objects, the pieces have been featured in numerous online and print publications worldwide.
While exploring many variations on the coiling process, Doug created quite a variety of functional and sculptural objects.
All pieces are lovingly sewn and hand-formed one at a time in Doug Johnstons studio in Brooklyn, NY. Made from sewing thread and braided 100% cotton or nylon card, stitched on vintage industrial zig-zag sewing machines.