This piece is part of our Handmade and Heartfelt Collection. It was inspired by a cause and effort that we hold close to our hearts. Each piece sold will enable us to make a charitable donation to a charity we have chosen to support. The donation will be equal to 10% of the price of the piece.
This collection of yellow and blue baskets are inspired by the resilience of the Ukrainian people. The fabrics were inspired by their beautiful flag which is blue and yellow. The colors on their flag represent the golden yellow wheat fields they are known for tending and the bright blue sky. We will be making donations from the sale of these baskets to World Central Kitchen. You can learn more about their efforts by visiting them at https://wck.org/.
These baskets were original called the Small Nesting Basket. After noticing that they reminded me of the old fashioned numbered crocks I collect, we decided to rename them in a similar fashion. The old crocks are numbered to indicate their capacity. The larger the number, the bigger the crock. We have decided to do the same with these baskets. The larger the number, the larger the base of the basket.
The number indicates the width (in inches) of the base of the basket. As before, these baskets are created so that they can be nested inside each other. a #4 nestles inside a #6 which fits inside a #8 and they all can comfortably settle inside a #10. This will allow us to continue working on new sizes to add to your collection of these baskets. You guessed it, a #12 is in the works.
This is #4 Basket (previously Small Nesting Basket) #1826 which was handmade here at 1840 Farm on April 16, 2022. This basket features a pretty collection of fabrics inspired by the Ukranian flag including solids and patterns in shades of bright yellow and blue. This basket is stitched together with with a combination of buttercup yellow and sapphire blue colored zigzag stitching. This basket stands 2 inches tall and the diameter of the top opening is approximately 5.75 inches wide.
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.
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.
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.
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 item.
You can learn more about how we make our handmade pieces at the farmhouse here. We also make baskets, trivets, and all of our fabric pieces to order. If you don't see the style, size, or fabric combination you were hoping for, send us a message so that we can work together to make whatever you are dreaming of!