This is Small Table Basket #1345 which was handmade on February 25, 2019. This basket features a beautiful collection of fabrics in our Dreaming of Spring fabric theme. The Dreaming of Spring fabric combination takes its inspiration from my eagerness for Spring to arrive here on the farm. Each year, as Winter lingers on, I become desperate for a sign of Spring. Those signs are almost always small snippets of green trying their best to emerge from under a thick blanket of New England snow. The first glimpse of nature's kaleidoscope of green tones is always a welcome sight and a sure sign that Spring is on the way!
This pretty basket includes fabrics in solids and patterns with multiple shades of green, grey, and white accented by celery colored zigzag stitching. This basket stands 3.5 inches tall and the diameter of the top opening is approximately 8.5 inches wide.
Our Table Baskets were designed to introduce a little farmhouse style into your home. They feature a round base and do not include handles. They are perfectly suited for adding a decorative element to any room. Here at the farmhouse, we use them to corral keys inside the front door, hold decorative candy at the ready in the farmhouse kitchen, and to add a bit of color and texture to the center of our family table.
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!