A garden basket made to be used - good for carrying tools and picking vegetables.
L 20" x W 13" x H 6.5" - £45
L 23" x W 14" x H 7.5" - £55
L 16.5" x W 12" x H 7"
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"
L 19" x W 13" x H 6.5"
Openwork Fruit Picker
A more lightweight traditional looking shopping basket, made with bare white & natural brown willows. A version in colourful unpeeled willows is also available in the shop. If you are going to be 'the basket lady' (or man) about your town then make sure you've got a smart looking little number!
L 17" x W 12" x H 8" - £38
L 19" x W 13" x H 9" £45
This versatile basket is just as happy working at serving up bread or fruit as it is outside carrying tools & flowers.
L 17" x W 12" x H 4" - £45
L 20" x W 14" x H 5" - £55
Log Basket (Slewed Weave)
H 12.5" x W 16.5" - '1/2 Bushel' £45
H 15.5" x W 20" -'1 Bushel' £55
H 18.5" x W 21.5" '1 1/2 Bushels' £68
Curved Log Basket
H 12.5" x W 16" £45
H 14.5" x W 19" £58
H 16.5" x W 21" £68
Rectangular Log/Storage Basket (Randed Weave)
Oval Log Basket
A practical shape for logs & kindling when you want the attractive round shape but long & narrower. Made using two-tone natural brown willow colours.
L21" x W16" x H 13.5" - £55
L24" x W18" x H 16.5" - £75
Stick/ Umbrella Basket
This tall basket helps to tidy the space around the front door. The handle has a certain amount of charm and makes picking it up with the brollies to hoover underneath a bit easier.
W 13" x H 22"
A simple but sturdy willow bin made in a choice of dark or light brown natural willows. Please contact me first if you want the darker brown, the light brown is listed in the shop.
W 12" x H 11"
Round Fruit Basket
A shallow round fruit basket woven carefully selected withies to showcase a variety of splendid natural willow colours.
W 13.5" x H 2.5"
Large Wastepaper Basket
Originally used for mussels in the fishing industry, this basket style makes a substantial and attractive wastepaper bin. This style works well as either a basket for kindlers or a basket to store your wool. Made in peeled buff willows.
W 14.5" x H 14" - £55
Wet Linen Washing Basket
Hanging out the washing is a lot more enjoyable when it's done using a white willow laundry basket - made in all stripped blonde coloured 'white' willows.
L 26" x W 20" x H 10.5" £60
Barrel Linen Basket
A curved laundry basket with drop-in lid to gather together, or hide away, a heap of washing.- let the washing pile up in this shapely clothes basket
H 23"x W 20"
Linen Basket 'Alibaba '
A shaped laundry basket with drop-in lid. This is a traditional pattern to tidy your clothes and is woven in smooth peeled English buff and white willow
H 24"x W 18.5"
SPECIAL TRADITIONAL BASKETS
John makes accurate copies of a few traditional agricultural & industrial baskets of the British Isles. The specialised basketweaving materials used in their construction is scarce and the specific knowledge of how to make many of the industrial styles is widely being lost. In particular, John makes some of the traditional baskets used in UK coastal & fishing regions in bygone times. These attractive baskets are very sturdy and were designed for heavy usage carrying fish in occasional wet conditions.
Nowadays, most of the people who order these baskets do so simply because they like the look of them, others buy them because they have some memory of these baskets being used in their community.
Quarter Cran Herring Basket
An attractive UK basket design used to measure the quantity of the catch of herring at the same time as unloading the boats. a very traditional, almost iconic basketwork design of the British Isles that took many years of very hard work for me to learn how to make. Made in a variety of stripped and unpeeled willows along with some split hazel and oak on the sides.
H 15.5" x W 21.5"
Eighth Cran Herring Basket
Made like the Quarter Cran above, this smaller style was used by fishermen to show a sample of their catch to merchants.
W 15" x H 11" - £75
Fruit Merchant's Sieve 'Covent Garden Sieve'
This basket with stout white willows is traditional to UK apple growing regions such as here in the River Clyde valley. This strong basket with a thick rim was used by fruit merchants for apples and was given the name 'Covent Garden Sieve' after the famous fruit market - A unique storage basket option for shelving in your kitchen.
1/4 Bushel 'Strike' W 14.5" x H 7.5" - £50
1/2 Bushel W 17.5" x H 8.5" - £60
1 Bushel W 20 x H 11.5" - £75
The oval willow basket style used for planting and harvesting potatoes in agriculture. Still a great choice for using today on the veggie patch or allotment.
L18" x W 13.5" x H 7" - £35
UK postage for a small basket is £4.95. Postage for larger baskets (or one small basket ordered together and combined in one parcel with one larger basket) is £7.95. If several baskets are ordered together, the appropriate postage rate is calculated automatically during the checkout process.