Friday, February 26, 2010

Miniature Egg Basket

This mini egg basket is petite - not quite 4 1/2" tall and almost 5" wide at the widest part.  I used an antique embroidery hoop for the handle and rim.  It is one of the really old ones that doesn't have a tightening mechanism on it.  The wood in these hoops has developed a wonderful patina over the years. 
The basket itself is woven with 3mm flat oval reed.  (3mm is close to 1/8" wide)  There are 6 spokes per side plus the one above the rim for added decoration.  I stained this with boiled black walnut hull dye.  This would be a perfect little basket on a smaller shelf.  $45.00 which includes shipping to continental US. 

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