Rainbow Basket #1850
Rainbow Basket #1850
Rainbow Basket #1850
Rainbow Basket #1850

Rainbow Basket #1850

Regular price
$60.00
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$60.00
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This piece is part of our Handmade and Heartfelt Collection. It was inspired by a cause and effort that we hold close to our hearts. Each piece sold will enable us to make a charitable donation to a charity we have chosen to support. The donation will be equal to 10% of the price of the piece.  
 
We’ve introduced 1840 Farm over the years by saying that “everyone is welcome” at 1840 Farm. They weren’t just words. We meant it. Everyone is welcome at 1840 Farm and we are made a more vibrant and wonderful community by embracing the diversity of its members. Here at 1840 Farm, we have our PEACE flag hanging on the front porch all year long which is brightened with the colors of the equality flag. 
 
Rainbows are a joyous symbol of the beauty created by diversity. During the month of June, rainbows take on an even more special meaning. They symbolize the pride that is felt by a soul that is allowed to fully be itself, to stand tall in this world and proudly be the person they are.
 
We make pretty rainbow baskets in colorful rainbows every May and June (and by request all year long). Each basket is made by joining together hand wrapped fabric coils in the colors of the rainbow or inspired by the colorful flags proudly displayed this time of year. The thread colors follow suit and coordinate with the colors in each basket's rainbow of colors.
 
We will be making donations from the sale of these baskets to The Trevor Project. You can learn more about their efforts by visiting them at https://www.thetrevorproject.org/ 

This listing is for Rainbow Basket #1850 which was handmade here at 1840 Farm on May 27, 2022. We’ve chosen to make these baskets in the style of our Quarter Peck Basket only in a slightly taller form because it allows us to give equal space to each color. This basket has a round base and an upright profile. It stands 5.75 inches tall and the top opening measures 8.25 inches across. The basket features a large red fiddlehead swirl displayed on the outside of the basket.

This basket features a pretty collection of fabrics including solids and patterns in shades of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. This basket is stitched together with  alternating thread colors of scarlet red, tangerine orange, canary yellow, shamrock green, royal blue, and violet colored zigzag stitching. 

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. 

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!