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Custom Order Medium Farmhouse Trug Basket

Custom Order Medium Farmhouse Trug Basket

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This listing includes one custom order Medium Farmhouse Trug Basket. It will be completed and shipped on or before May 12, 2019.  The customer has provided photos to inspire the creation of this custom basket.

This basket will feature a sunset inspired combination of solid fabrics including pink, purple, yellow, peach, and lavender.  It will be stitched together with using complimentary colored zigzag stitching. 

The finished basket will stand approximately 5 inches high. The top opening of this basket will measure around 8 inches wide by 13 inches long. The base is an oval measuring roughly 5 by 10 inches. The finished basket will be have two handles and a large fiddlehead on the outside of the basket. Because each basket is made by hand, there will be slight variations in size and shape.

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.