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Some examples of John Cowan's baskets - Click on images to enlarge.

Please contact me to order any of my basket designs. All my baskets can be sent by post. Prices shown do not include postage costs.

 

 

Gardening Basket
Gardening Basket
- a garden basket made to be used. Great for carrying tools and picking vegetables.

L 20" x W 13" x H 6.5" - £40

L 23" x W 14" x H 7.5" - £48
Curved Log Basket
Curved Log Basket
- a traditional basket design originally used for gathering peas before mechanisation. Made strong for logs & kindling.

H 12.5" x W 17" £38
H 14.5" x W 19" £48
H 16.5" x W 21" £58



Log Basket (Randed Weave)
Log Basket (Randed Weave)
- strong log baskets of traditional size & shape, crafted from neutral greenish-brown willows.

H 12.5" x W 16.5" - '1/2 Bushel' £38
H 15.5" x W 20" -'1 Bushel' £48
H 18.5" x W 21.5" '1 1/2 Bushels' £65


Log Basket (Slewed Weave)
Log Basket (Slewed Weave)
- strong log baskets of traditional size & shape - This style is woven with the chunky slewed weave with a natural dark coffee-coloured willow on the sides.

H 12.5" x W 16.5" - '1/2 Bushel' £38
H 15.5" x W 20" -'1 Bushel' £48
H 18.5" x W 21.5" '1 1/2 Bushels' £65
Fruit/Bread etc. Basket
Fruit/Bread etc. Basket
9.5" x 2.5" £24
12" x 2.5" £28
15" x 2.5" £35
Forager's Basket
Forager's Basket
- this basket can be used for collecting eggs, foraging in the woods or as a shapely twist on the traditional shopping basket.

W12" x H 10"

£35
Rectangular Log/Storage Basket (Randed Weave)
Rectangular Log/Storage Basket (Randed Weave)
- made to order in any of the following natural willow colours on the sides: Dark Brown , Red 'Rusty' Brown (pictured above), Green , or a combination of colours.

Made to any size

Can have finger holes instead of log basket handles for a flush finish.

£POA
Bramble Picker/ Peg Basket
Bramble Picker/ Peg Basket
This basket is handy for collecting berries, keeping pegs tidy, or for general bits-&-bobs. Made in a choice of greens & browns or reds & brown colours.

W 10" x H 6.5" - £25

W 13" x H 9" - £30


Market Shopper
Market Shopper
- Once made by Travellers in Scotland who coppiced willows on land they returned to year after year. This sturdy shopping basket is my take on this - crafted from natural willow for visiting farmers markets and made to last.

L 17" x W 12" x H 7"

£35

Rectangular Log/Storage Basket (Slewed weave)
Rectangular Log/Storage Basket (Slewed weave)
- strong log stores which are also great as robust general storage baskets - in a choice of dark or light brown natural willows for the sides.

- Can have semi-circular log basket handles instead of finger holes if preferred.

L 24" x W 16" x H 14.5" - £68
L 27" x W 19" x H 15.5" - £85

- Can also be made to any size you require
Vegetable Picker
Vegetable Picker
- a flowing oval picker basket for gathering produce from the garden - woven in natural browns and green-coloured willows

L 19" x W 13" x H 6"

£35
Oval Log Basket
Oval Log Basket
Great practical shape for logs & kindling. Made using brown willow colours.

L21" x W16" x H 12.5" £48
L24" x W18" x H 14.5" £58
L28" x W20" x H 17.5" £75
Mushroom Basket
Mushroom Basket
- a shallow bellied oval basket for picking mushrooms.

L 20" x W 12" x H 6"

£42
Flower Gatherer
Flower Gatherer
This versatile basket is just as happy working at serving up bread or fruit as it is outside carrying tools & flowers.

L 18" x W 12" x H 3.5" £38
L 21" x W 14" x H 5.5" £48

Shopping Basket
Shopping Basket
- a more lightweight traditional looking shopping basket, made with bare white & natural brown willows. Also available as above, but woven in the slightly deeper stripped buff willows

L 17" x W 12" x H 8" - £38

Stick/ Umbrella Basket
Stick/ Umbrella Basket
This tall basket helps to tidy the space around the front door.


W 13" x H 22"

£48
Willow Bee Skep/Bug House
Willow Bee Skep/Bug House
Catch a swarm or open a bug house - Open underneath, this skep is also rigid and tightly woven with coils of very fine willow.

H 15" x W 13"

£POA
Garlic Basket
Garlic Basket
- a basket design originating in Germany for holding bulbs of garlic. This basket can also be filled with fat balls and hung out for the birds.

H 18" x W 5.5"

£25
Trunk
Trunk
For storage or linens, and includes real veg-tan English-made leather & brass straps. This basket can be made in one or many natural willow colours or in traditional stripped buff or white willows

L 24" x W 16" x H 16" - £105
L 28" x W 20" x H 18 - £158
L 36" x W 24" x H 21" - £265

Custom made sizes available.
Linen Basket 'Alibaba'
Linen Basket 'Alibaba'
An curved basket with drop-in lid to gather together, or hide away the piles of washing.- let the washing pile up in this shapely clothes basket

H 24"x W 20"

£85
Wet Linen Washing Basket
Wet Linen Washing Basket
Hanging out the washing is a lot more enjoyable when it's done using a white willow basket - made in all stripped white willow.

L 25" x W 18" x H 10.5" £48
Wastepaper Basket
Wastepaper Basket
A simple but sturdy willow bin made in a choice of dark or light brown natural willows.

W 12" x H 11"

£26
Large Wastepaper Basket
Large Wastepaper Basket
Originally used for mussels in the fishing industry, this basket style makes a substantial and attractive wastepaper bin - utility doesn't have to be boring! Works well as a basket for kindlers too. Made in Buff willows.

W 14.5" x H 14" - £45
Fishing Creel
Fishing Creel
Made in stripped buff willow, The traditional fishing basket has a hole for the fish and exceptional quality, very smart UK-made leather & solid brass straps.

15" x 12" x 12" tall - £135

Bicycle Basket
Bicycle Basket
The 'D' shaped basket for a bike with 2 strong uk-made leather & solid brass straps to attach to the handle bars

W16.5 x D 12" x H 10"

£58

All baskets are handmade by John using only UK-grown willows.

All sizes +/- 0.5" & heights (H) given exclude the handle height (shopper handles are approx. 6" above the border & log basket side handles are approx 3.5" above the border.)

Willow colours: I try to supply colours as close as possible to the colours illustrated in the photos above, give or take a little slight variation in natural willow bark. If there is a choice stated or if you have your own idea of colours please just let me know when ordering and I will do my best to accommodate. 

 

 

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