Small Gathering Basket #1298 at 1840 Farm
Small Gathering Basket #1298 at 1840 Farm
Small Gathering Basket #1298 at 1840 Farm
Handmade Gathering Baskets at 1840 Farm

SALE - Small Gathering Basket #1298

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This basket was just added to our Barn Sale.  We've discounted the price by more than 15% so that you can save $7.00 and put this basket to use for years to come!

This is Small Gathering Basket #1298 which was handmade on September 7, 2018.  This pretty basket features a collection of fabrics in solids and patterns in shades of browns, tan, pumpkin orange, and sage accented by oatmeal colored zigzag stitching.

This basket has an oval base measuring approximately 3 inches wide and 6 inches long.  It stands at 5 inches tall. The top opening measures 6 inches wide by 12 inches long.  The basket features a large fiddlehead swirl displayed on the outside of the basket.  It is a gorgeous basket just waiting to be filled with seasonal produce or fresh eggs on your table or kitchen counter.

Our Gathering 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. The Gathering Basket can also be displayed inside the house with the length of sisal twine holding the handles together to give it that beautiful basket shape. On a table or counter, this pretty basket would add a lovely bit of the farmhouse style we love so much, bringing color and texture to any room in your home. We're offering three sizes of our Gathering Basket:  small, medium, and large.

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!