This listing includes a Large Farmhouse Trug Basket and set of 6 four inch fabric coasters to be handmade here at the farmhouse, They will feature a collection of fabrics including solids and patterns in shades of burgundy, hunter green, and brown along with accenting colors in the same family of heritage style colors.
The trug basket will stand approximately 5 inches high. The top opening of this basket will measure around 9 inches wide by 15 inches long. The base will be an oval measuring roughly 8 by 12 inches.
The matching coaster set will include six coasters made in the same combination of fabrics. Each coaster will measure just over 4 inches in diameter. The set will be tied together with a length of natural jute twine.
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 piece as it is stitched.
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 and trivets 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 and trivets can be cleaned by spot washing or in the gentle cycle of your washing machine. Gently reshape baskets while still damp and allow to air dry. Overturning a damp basket on top of a bowl will ensure that it retains its shape while drying.
Trivets and coasters 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.