This is Medium Farmhouse Trug Basket #1598 which was handmade here at the farmhouse on February 22, 2021, This is a patchwork basket made using snippets of handwrapped fabric cording from previous basket projects. As I shape and stitch the basket, I connect those snippets together to create a truly one of a kind basket reminiscent of a patchwork quilt.
This pretty basket features a collection of fabrics that includes solids and patterns in shades of blue, red, purple, pink, green, yellow, black, and white. It is stitched together with budgie blue colored zigzag stitching.
This basket is approximately 4.25 inches high. The top opening of this basket measures 8 inches wide by 13 inches long. The base is an oval measuring roughly 5 by 10 inches. As you can see, this trug basket is perfect for collecting a harvest from your vegetable garden. During the months when your garden is put away for the winter, it is also ideally sized for young crafters, single skein fiber projects, and smaller handmade craft projects.
I created our Farmhouse Trug Basket several years ago to safely hold the supplies for my knitting project. The result was a lovely basket in an oval shape with two handles to make it easy to move those supplies about. We make this style of basket in two sizes. The medium is perfect for young crafters or single skein projects. The large is ideally sized for larger projects and has plenty of room to hold your supplies safely with room to spare. This listing is for a medium basket.
This year, as the garden started to round into form, we realized that the Farmhouse Trug Baskets we had used all winter long for our crafting projects were perfectly suited for collecting our daily garden harvest. So, we gave it a try and were thrilled with the results.
This basket is ready to be put to beautiful use all year long. Use it this summer to collect your garden produce, give it a wash, and then prepare to fill it up with your favorite craft project to work on during the colder months of the year. We just love knowing that these pretty trugs can be useful every day all year long.
All of our coiled fabric baskets are made by hand at 1840 Farm. Each fabric strip is torn by hand before being combined with other complimentary fabrics and then wrapped around a length of cording, joining the fabrics as we go. The fabric wrapped cord is then coiled and stitched together using a zigzag stitch on my sewing machine. I continue to wrap the coil and shape the basket as it is stitched, ending each one in our trademark spiral design.
We blend new fabrics with select repurposed fabrics to create a pleasing color palette for each item. Each piece has its own unique color pattern and slight variation in shape. Because every piece is handmade, each one is a true original. Our handmade baskets display the raw edge of the fabrics used to create it. They are handmade in our non-smoking farmhouse.
I make our fabric items using the same technique my Great Grandmother used over 50 years ago. She lovingly transformed worn out clothing into useful household items that were used in their New England farmhouse. While her items were made purely for utility purposes, it is my goal to create beautiful handmade items that can serve a useful purpose in your home.
This basket is part of our 1840 Farm Basket Collection. Each basket in the Collection comes with a hand signed product tag that includes the date that the basket was finished. Each basket is numbered and displayed in our photo gallery.
Our fabric baskets can be cleaned by spot washing or in the gentle cycle of your washing machine. Gently reshape the basket while still damp and allow to air dry. Overturning the damp basket on top of a bowl will ensure that it retains its shape while drying.
This listing is for the basket only. Other items shown in the photographs are not included in the sale price. Those items were used for photographic purposes only. Their use was intended to show the utility and various uses of the basket.
We also make custom pieces to order. Contact us if you have questions or would like to place a custom order. We would love to work together to make a beautiful piece just for you. We hope to be sending something special from our farmhouse to your house soon!