This is a calico cylinder held in shape by 4 strips of boning on the inside.
The lid has a circle of boning along the rim.The original idea was to dye the body of the hamper in lightening shades of blue. I has some success with several fabrics and assumed that I'd be able to do the same here. Dip the end of the fabric and allow the dye to wick up the fabric.
I am not sure whether the problem was the fabric or the dye but the result is less than impressive.
The tentacles have been colored using fabric crayons and stitched on top of the body.
Although it is not as I envisioned I believe I am satisfied with it.