Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Star Wrapped Basket

I created this small-medium basket yesterday.  I was inspired by the pottery stars that I purchased from http://indiantrailpottery.blogspot.com/.  I found the maroon twill tape in a prim shop this summer knowing that it would be perfect in a basket. 
The basket features a solid wood bottom (round) and side handles.  Approximate measurements are:  10 5/8" to top of handles, 9 1/4" to top of rim.  Top diameter is 8 1/2" and bottom diameter is 5".  The sides flare out gradually. 

Stained in my own boiled black walnut dye. 

 includes shipping in the Continental US

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Divided Magazine Basket

This is a great basket for magazines or newspapers, but could also be used as a project basket for knitting or rug hooking. 
The basket is constructed on a wooden base/handle combination that bears the entire weight of the contents.  Makes it perfect for keeping all your favorite prim magazines in!

The cross-stitch detail is made up of two different materials:  the horizontal strip is 1" wide maple that is laid over the vertical spokes and the stitching that holds it in place is narrow hamburg cane that has been dyed a deep maroon.  A fun technique that adds a different design element to this basket. 

Approximate measurements are:  height to rim of basket - 10", height to top of handle 13", length is 15" and width is 12"

$60.00 includes shipping
 (no international shipping on this due to size)