1803ohiofarmbaskets

1803 Ohio Farm Baskets

Illinois, United States · 907 Sales

1803ohiofarmbaskets

1803 Ohio Farm Baskets

Illinois, United States 907 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(434)
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Ann

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Announcement   Primitive Decor Style Baskets ~ Handwoven Baskets ~ Rustic Farmhouse Baskets ~Rug Hooking Tote Baskets ~ Mantle and Harvest Table Baskets ~Storage Baskets ~Custom Baskets by Request

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Last updated on Apr 8, 2016

Primitive Decor Style Baskets ~ Handwoven Baskets ~ Rustic Farmhouse Baskets ~Rug Hooking Tote Baskets ~ Mantle and Harvest Table Baskets ~Storage Baskets ~Custom Baskets by Request

Ann

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Ann

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5 out of 5 stars
(434)
quilterpea

quilterpea on Jul 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely beautiful basket. Very well made and will be so nice for my current wooly project. Thanks for creating such a quality product. I love handmade!!

nmelvin

nmelvin on Jul 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love these baskets from Ann.

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Weaving a "Lock in Row" to hold the rectangular shape of the basket.
Making "chicken feet" today. The bottom of this basket has a filled bottom or no holes for small items to fall through. The filler spokes end in the chicken feet and are not woven into the sides of the basket.
Custom sizes of Long & Skinny available anytime. I'm happy to finish in either of my paint techniques too!
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About

Becoming a Basketcase

In 1992 I took a basket class, I left that class with a basket weaving book and more weaving materials. I immediately sat down on the living room floor and began weaving my way through the book. My addiction to basket weaving began. My Mom reminded me that my addiction had just taken a decade or so hiatus - she mailed me the basket I made at 4-H camp when I was 12, I still have it to this day. After a couple years I decided to try my hand at craft shows. That was fun - for a while. Eventually I joined the staff at Ohio's largest Living History Museum - doing what else, but basket weaving! I enjoyed my 13 years at the museum - I met people from all over the country who came to visit and I got to talk about baskets.

Being a Mom of 3 children who are involved in many activities, I decided it was time to leave the museum and branch out on my own. Etsy was a perfect option for me - a gathering of artisans dedicated to handmade items. I could weave when I had time and I didn't have to wear my docent costume - an 1860's day dress!

All of my baskets are handcrafted by me. I do 100% of every step of the creation process from designing, to weaving and finishing. The wooden bases that are used in some of my baskets are created by my husband - he prepares each base to my specifications. We use pine unless my customer requests a different wood.

I try to use recycled boxes for my shipping - along with recycled shipping materials; bubble wrap, tissue paper and even clean egg cartons. This reduces your cost - I do not charge for handling.

Late in 2013 my husband took a job near Peoria Illinois so now 1803 Ohio Farm Baskets are made in Illinois! Rest assured - it's still just me.

Custom baskets are always welcome! Thanks for stopping by my shop.

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  • Ann Frank

    Owner, Master Weaver

    I wove my first basket at 4-H Camp Shankatunk. Little did I know that signing up for Arts and Crafts class when I was 12 would eventually become a life long passion for me.

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