Handcrafted coiled baskets, bowls, and bags

Seattle, Washington

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SquareCircleWorks is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Many THANKS for visiting SquareCircleWorks. My shop is closed until further notice. Peace, Valerie

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

Many THANKS for visiting SquareCircleWorks. My shop is closed until further notice. Peace, Valerie

Valerie Tonus

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About SquareCircleWorks

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On Etsy since 2011

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Bringing handcrafted color and texture to your home

It all began with rope. Rope and a bag full of scrap fabric that my sister collected from her quilting projects. “Try to make a basket,” she said. She is always full of project ideas. Did I mention she is a saint?

I learned how to wrap the fabric strips around the rope. Around and around. It was almost hypnotic. The bag of fabric strips promised so many expressions of color – bright greens that leaned towards the warmth of yellow, and dark greens that moved toward the coolness of blue, reds that burned into orange or cooled into violet. So many possibilities!

So I wrapped and wrapped and buried my hands into the pile of fabric strips pulling up new promises.

I was addicted.

Shop members

  • Valerie Tonus

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Making baskets is like gardening. You consider colors and how they complement or contrast. You plan structure. You plant seeds, and then you experience wonder as something beautiful and unique emerges.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 30, 2022
Welcome to SquareCircleWorks! Everything in my shop is created by me in my smoke-free happy home in Seattle, Washington. Each piece is original, inspired by this beautiful city. Enjoy!

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If you are not pleased with your purchase, contact me within 5 days of receipt to arrange for return and refund. All items must be in new, unused condition upon return for refund. Buyer is responsible for the return postage only.
I accept the following major credit cards through Etsy’s Direct Checkout feature – Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Please note that your credit card will not be charged until your order has been shipped.

I also accept PayPal payments. With PayPal, your account is charged immediately upon completion of the PayPal transaction.
Items will be shipped to the address you provide during checkout. (If you are sending the item as a gift to a third party, I am happy to gift wrap and send the package directly to the recipient.) Insurance is available at additional cost. Multiple items purchased at the same time can be combined for shipping. Please contact me if you have questions.
Additional policies and FAQs
Do you have special colors you would like incorporated into a unique piece? I can work with you to create a one-of-a kind item that fits your decor. Please contact me for more information.