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This listing includes a Medium Classic Tote Basket and 10 inch trivet to be made in the fabric and thread combination shown. The basket is priced at $56.00 and the trivet is priced at $12.00. Domestic shipping is included in the price of these items. There is no custom order fee added to this order as the combination of fabric and thread has already been selected.
This basket and trivet will feature a collection of pretty fabrics including solids and prints in shades of blue, red, purple, black, and white. They will be stitched together with pewter grey colored thread.
This basket will have an oval base measuring approximately 4 inches wide and 6 inches long. It will stand approximately 4 inches tall. The top opening will measures around 8 inches wide by 10.5 inches long. The basket will feature a large fiddlehead swirl displayed on the outside of the basket.
Our Classic Tote Baskets have a traditional, old-fashioned basket shape with an oval bottom that builds up with sloping sides and two handles that can be carried easily in one hand while gathering eggs, produce, or fresh flowers from the garden. They are similar to our Gathering Basket with slightly different proportions. Our Classic Tote Baskets are perfect for holding a knitting project or other small handiwork craft. They’re also well suited for carrying a snack to the park, collecting the day’s fresh eggs from your coop, or a bit of produce from the garden.
The trivet will be made to match using the same combination of fabric and thread. Trivets are not fire or flameproof. They are constructed of cording, fabric, and thread. They should not be placed in the microwave, oven, or directly over an open flame or hot burner. We find them to be an excellent buffer between a hot cooking pan and our kitchen counter. As they are made using natural materials, they will eventually conduct some heat, especially when used under extreme conditions. Care should be taken to ensure that they are not damaged and that the surfaces beneath them are adequately protected.
All of our coiled fabric pieces 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.