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Made to Order Large Farmhouse Trug Basket

Made to Order Large Farmhouse Trug Basket

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This listing includes one Large Farmhouse Trug Basket which will be handmade to order here at the 1840 Farm, This basket will feature a collection of fabrics including solids and patterns in shades of blue, yellow, and white. 

The finished basket will stand approximately 5 inches high. The top opening of this basket will measure approximately 9 inches wide by 15 inches long. The base will be an oval measuring roughly 8 by 12 inches. 

I created our Farmhouse Trug Basket several years ago to safely hold the supplies for my knitting project.  The result was a lovely basket in an oval shape with two handles to make it easy to move those supplies about.  

This year, as the garden started to round into form, we realized that the Farmhouse Trug Baskets we had used all winter long for our crafting projects were perfectly suited for collecting our daily garden harvest. So, we gave it a try and were thrilled with the results.

This basket is ready to be put to beautiful use all year long. Use it this summer to collect your garden produce, give it a wash, and then prepare to fill it up with your favorite craft project to work on during the colder months of the year. We just love knowing that these pretty trugs can be useful every day all year long.

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.