RootRiverBaskets

Beautiful, functional, decorative baskets

Minnesota, United States

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Announcement    Welcome to my Root River Baskets Etsy shop. Being a fiber artist all my life, basket making for the past 10 years has been the pinnacle of my career. My intent is to bring beauty and function together for you to enjoy.

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Last updated on Nov 30, 2020

Welcome to my Root River Baskets Etsy shop. Being a fiber artist all my life, basket making for the past 10 years has been the pinnacle of my career. My intent is to bring beauty and function together for you to enjoy.

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Lori Hungerholt

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Lori Hungerholt

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About RootRiverBaskets

Sales 135
On Etsy since 2020

Creating beautiful baskets with a little help from Mother Nature.

My interest in basket making came to be when we moved to Rushford 10 years ago. The beauty of this driftless area* with its colors in the water, the woods, and the fields inspire color choices that change with the seasons. Each basket has an attached stone with a NATURAL hole from the Root River found while kayaking and stopping along the rock bars that beg to be searched.
Each year brings new shapes or styles of baskets, but now after 10 years, most shapes I make are on purpose and not by accident. Although the accidents tend to be the most unique!
Being a practical person, I like to create practical art. The baskets keep things organized while adding a dash of beauty to your home. The new backpack I created for 2020 is definitely walking art, both beautiful and functional.
*An area in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa that had not been covered by a glacier. No glacier drifted over this area.

I do have some help. First, my husband is always ready to cut rope, wrap rope and help out with art shows. My mom, age 92, does much of my wrapping strips around the cording. She loves having something to do and she does a great job!!! She also cuts out and glues all the labels to the bottoms of each basket. Thanks, mom! I also get help from my father-in-law. He is addicted to wrapping and I can't keep up to him. Don't know what I would do without them. THANK YOU!

Shop members

  • Lori Hungerholt

    Owner, Artist

    I have been a fiber artist all my life. Being a practical person, I like to create practical art. The baskets keep things organized while adding a dash of beauty to your home.

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  • Father-in-law

    MN, United States

    This man is awesome at wrapping strips of fabric around cording for my baskets! He loves it! And I am so grateful :)

  • Mom

    MN, United States

    My mom is 92 years young. She works at wrapping the cording for my baskets almost every day. She also applies all of the labels to the bottom of the baskets.

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