Hampers and Towels with Tassels

Mini tassels made of six-ply cotton embroidery floss lend a little souk chic to plain baskets and towels. A large twisted-cord tassel in fique, a sisal-like fiber, makes for a hipper hamper handle.

Hampers and Towels with Tassels

Photography: Joseph De Leo

Source: Martha Stewart Living, September 2010


  • Fique yarn

  • Double wall hamper with lid

  • Linen guest towels

  • DMC 6-strand embroidery floss (on towels and baskets), in Red, Dark Coral, Dark Straw, Dark Mauve, Dark Antique Mauve, Dark Burnt Orange, and Dark Red


  1. Get the Tassel-Tying How-To

  2. Use a decorator’s needle and a double length of thread to secure tassels onto baskets and towels.


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