This is Medium Farmhouse Trug Basket #1344 which was handmade on February 23, 2019 with a beautiful collection of fabrics in our Patchwork fabric theme. The Patchwork fabric theme is inspired by my personal tote basket. I made it for myself not long after we started making this style of basket for our shop. I incorporated bits of fabric leftover from sewing projects I made for our children when they were little. When I looked at the rainbow of colors and kaleidoscope of patterns, I saw pajama pants, little bags they carried on their shoulders during trips to the library, and so many other memories. Just like a patchwork quilt, all the colors and patterns seem to blend seamlessly together to create something just beautiful. Since then, so many of you have remarked how much you loved my tote basket and asked if I would consider making a few for our shop.
This Medium Farmhouse Trug Basket features a lovely combination of solid and print fabrics in brown, blue, cream, grey, red, and a smattering of other colors stitched together with pewter grey zigzag stitching. This basket is approximately 5 inches high. The top opening of this basket measures 8 inches wide by 13 inches long. The base is an oval measuring roughly 5 by 10 inches. This basket is ideally sized for young crafters, single skein fiber projects, and smaller handmade craft projects.
I created our Farmhouse Trug Basket last fall 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. We make this style of basket in two sizes. The medium is perfect for young crafters or single skein projects. The large is ideally sized for larger projects and has plenty of room to hold your supplies safely with room to spare. This listing is for a medium basket.
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!