My basket collection is growing! I have another piece of silk on the table for the next one, a peachy-orange, but I might dig into the stash to find a nice green.
The size of my baskets are limited by the amount of silk I have in one color. Usually it's two pieces, about 7" x 36" -- just enough to finish a good size basket before I get bored or go crazy.
The rubber-finger-thing that's been in the photographs is an old office supply. It's useful for gripping the needle and pulling it through. It's also for scale in place of the thimble I usually include.
The jar on the left filled with silk "cotton candy" floss are the loose pieces from the torn edges. Blog Reader Doreen suggested I keep them and I figured they'll be good for felted flowers to embellish the baskets.