This is Large Easter Basket #1606 which was handmade here at the farmhouse on March 6, 2021. This basket features a pretty collection of fabrics inspired by spring including solids and patterns in shades of green, grey, white, and cream. It is stitched together with pale mint green colored zigzag stitching.
The finished size of this basket is about 5.75 inches high. It measures 11 inches tall at the top of its extended handles. The basket has a top diameter of 8 inches wide by 15 inches long. Three widths of hand wrapped cotton cording are used to make each handle. The handles are double stitched for added durability.
Our Easter basket features long handles which have been stitched together. This ensures that they will come to rest above the basket and that they will be easy for little hands to carry. We make two sizes: medium and large. The medium is sized for a child's Easter basket and is perfect for an egg hunt or to hold treats and surprises for Easter morning. The large is sized to be used by families whose children or grandchildren share a communal basket full of treats. It also makes a beautiful centerpiece on your holiday table or decorative display in your home to celebrate the long-awaited arrival of spring.
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!