Beautiful handmade baskets and basket kits

  • 4 Inch Egg Basket made with oak rim and handle, walnut dyed.  Handmade by Kathryn Polletto of Kennebunk Basketry in Kennebunk, ME. Measures approximately 4" x 4" x 4". Kathryn has been weaving baskets for over 35 years and is a 2021 Artisan featured in Early American Life Magazine's Directory of Traditional American Crafts.
  • A Basketmaker's Odyssey: Over, Under, Around & Through. 24 Fantastic Basket Patterns from Beginning to Advanced! by Lyn Siler and Carolyn Kemp Reprint of a classic book, now softcover SPIRAL bound for easier reading and following patterns while weaving- leaving your book open completely flat so your hands can focus on basket weaving. Basketry’s unique blend of form and function has fired the imaginations of artisans and crafters for generations. Whether you’re making your first or forty-first basket, this book will push the boundaries of your established skills while teaching you new ones to last a lifetime, guiding you through the construction of beautiful handmade baskets that will be used and admired for generations to come. Lyn Syler (Lyn Siler), author of numerous basketmaking books and renowned basketry instructor, has generously compiled over 24 patterns—some of her own design, some conceived by friends and peers—for a variety of beautiful baskets you can learn to make on your own. An ideal book for basketmakers in search of new challenges and creative techniques, A Basketmaker’s Odyssey is sure to delight. With detailed drawings and photographs by Carolyn Kemp, the patterns are easy to follow and detailed in every respect. This book truly lives up to Lyn and Carolyn’s reputation for writing exceptionally clear patterns that set the standard for all to follow. A technique section begins the book giving you the information you need to begin the wide variety of basket patterns from various authors.  Styles of baskets include beginner to advance flat reed, round reed, pine needle coiling with walnut slice accents, various types of twills, ribbed construction, alternative materials like heavy-weight paper and cut up jeans, diagonal plaiting, double-walled construction and a traditional round basket woven on a slotted base. A gallery of work is included for inspiration and awe. 112 pages, The Country Seat & Echo Point Books & Media.
  • Made from hand-pounded, scraped, and carefully gauged ash splints by Micmac basketmaker Michael Silliboy of Houlton, Maine (a regular participant in Shaker Village’s annual Maine Native American Summer Market each August).  Among Maine’s oldest, continuing traditional crafts. This small Potato Basket is a round basket with a double-lashed rim and a single stationary bentwood handle. 8” diameter and 8” tall.  Signed on the bottom.
  • Basket Weaving 101 Kits are simple and functional baskets for first time weavers that include easy-to-use, photo illustrated instructions. These kits are perfect for children and adults who want to create their own baskets using age-old methods and techniques. Ages 8 and up. You will receive the full kit (finished basket is for display), color stripe may vary from kit to kit. Fun for adults and children alike, many of our customers like to purchase a few different basket kits to weave side-by-side with their children. The 1 Quart Berry Basket is a great versatile basket that can be displayed on its own or filled with little odds and ends. Basket dimensions: 6" x 6" x 4"
  • Basket Weaving 101 Kits are simple and functional baskets for first time weavers that include easy-to-use, photo illustrated instructions. These kits are perfect for children and adults who want to create their own baskets using age-old methods and techniques. Ages 8 and up. You will receive the full kit (finished basket is for display), color stripe may vary from kit to kit. Fun for adults and children alike, many of our customers like to purchase a few different basket kits to weave side-by-side with their children. This Adirondack Pack Basket has a beautiful shape and would look great hung on a wall or placed on your stairs. Basket dimensions: 7" x 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"
  • Basket Weaving 101 Kits simple and functional baskets for first time weavers that includes easy-to-use, photo illustrated instructions. These kits are perfect for children and adults who want to create their own baskets using age-old methods and techniques. Ages 8 and up. You will receive the full kit (finished basket is for display), color stripe may vary from kit to kit. Fun for adults and children alike, many of our customers like to purchase a few different basket kits to weave side-by-side with their children. Beth's Market Basket is a great little tote-along basket and is wonderful for storage on an accent table. Basket dimensions: 11" x 7" x 5"
  • Basket Weaving 101 Kits simple and functional baskets for first time weavers that includes easy-to-use, photo illustrated instructions. These kits are perfect for children and adults who want to create their own baskets using age-old methods and techniques. Ages 8 and up. You will receive the full kit (finished basket is for display), color stripe may vary from kit to kit. Fun for adults and children alike, many of our customers like to purchase a few different basket kits to weave side-by-side with their children. This Mail Basket is made to hang on your wall with a Shaker peg, a hook, or a nail. Basket dimensions: 6" x 3-1/2" x 6"
  • Basket Weaving 101 Kits are simple and functional baskets for first time weavers that include easy-to-use, photo illustrated instructions. These kits are perfect for children and adults who want to create their own baskets using age-old methods and techniques. Ages 8 and up. You will receive the full kit (finished basket is for display), color stripe may vary from kit to kit. Fun for adults and children alike, many of our customers like to purchase a few different basket kits to weave side-by-side with their children. With the Weaver's Choice kit, you can make your choice from two styles of cute little baskets! Basket dimensions: 3" x 3" x 6-1/2"
  • This beautiful bucket basket is handmade from hand-dyed rope and machine stitched by Nicole Totino-Clark of ColeMama Creations in Connecticut. Stunning combo of blue and olive green with lots of rainbow colors mixed throughout.  Features side handles - great for your Farmer Market visit! Measures approximately 6" tall, 9.5" wide. One of a kind, you will receive the exact basket pictured here. Please know that all one-of-a-kind items are first-come first-served and are available to purchase in-store and on-line.  We will do our very best to keep inventory availability up-to-date.
  • This beautiful bucket basket is handmade from hand-dyed rope and machine stitched by Nicole Totino-Clark of ColeMama Creations in Connecticut. Beautiful combo of bright green, teal blue, and olive green.  Features side handles - great for your Farmer Market visit! Measures approximately 6" tall, 9.5" wide. One of a kind, you will receive the exact basket pictured here. Please know that all one-of-a-kind items are first-come first-served and are available to purchase in-store and on-line.  We will do our very best to keep inventory availability up-to-date.
  • This beautiful bucket basket is handmade from hand-dyed rope and machine stitched by Nicole Totino-Clark of ColeMama Creations in Connecticut. A beautiful combo of royal purple and deep denim blue with rainbows of color mixed throughout. Features side handles - great for your Farmer Market visit! Measures approximately 7.5" tall, 9" wide. One of a kind, you will receive the exact basket pictured here. Please know that all one-of-a-kind items are first-come first-served and are available to purchase in-store and on-line.  We will do our very best to keep inventory availability up-to-date.
  • This beautiful bucket basket is handmade from hand-dyed rope and machine stitched by Nicole Totino-Clark of ColeMama Creations in Connecticut. A beautiful combo of royal purple and olive green with rainbows of color mixed throughout. Features side handles - great for your Farmer Market visit! Measures approximately 7.5" tall, 9" wide. One of a kind, you will receive the exact basket pictured here. Please know that all one-of-a-kind items are first-come first-served and are available to purchase in-store and on-line.  We will do our very best to keep inventory availability up-to-date.
  • This beautiful bucket basket is handmade from hand-dyed rope and machine stitched by Nicole Totino-Clark of ColeMama Creations in Connecticut. Show your pride and support with this vibrant rainbow basket. Features side handles - great for your Farmer Market visit! Measures approximately 7" tall, 10" wide. One of a kind, you will receive the exact basket pictured here. Please know that all one-of-a-kind items are first-come first-served and are available to purchase in-store and on-line.  We will do our very best to keep inventory availability up-to-date.
  • This beautiful bucket basket is handmade from hand-dyed rope and machine stitched by Nicole Totino-Clark of ColeMama Creations in Connecticut. Stunning combo of gray and subtle rainbow ombre.  Features side handles - great for your Farmer Market visit! Measures approximately 6" tall, 9.5" wide. One of a kind, you will receive the exact basket pictured here. Please know that all one-of-a-kind items are first-come first-served and are available to purchase in-store and on-line.  We will do our very best to keep inventory availability up-to-date.
  • Wall Hanging Basket for cards or mail made with Ash stakes, natural and dyed reed, hand painted ash strip featuring snowy pine trees, sea grass rim filler, and leather handle.  Handmade by Kathryn Polletto of Kennebunk Basketry in Kennebunk, ME. Measures approximately 10" wide, 1" top flares to 7" wide, 9.5" high. Kathryn has been weaving baskets for over 35 years and is a 2021 Artisan featured in Early American Life Magazine's Directory of Traditional American Crafts.
  • Cat Head Basket in the Shaker style with blue band by our friend, instructor, and award-winning basket maker, Carolyn Kemp.  Woven with reed rattan & stained with natural walnuts. Measures approximately 4" x 7" x 7". Carolyn teaches basket making workshops with us virtually and in-person; she has authored and illustrated many books on basketry. Check out our book section for some of her titles!
  • This beautiful catch-all basket is handmade from hand-dyed rope and machine stitched by Nicole Totino-Clark of ColeMama Creations in Connecticut. A rainbow of colors are stitched together with a denim gray base to form this catch-all basket, great for the center of your table, a side table, or anything that you can imagine! Measures approximately 2" tall, 12" wide. One of a kind, you will receive the exact basket pictured here. Please know that all one-of-a-kind items are first-come first-served and are available to purchase in-store and on-line.  We will do our very best to keep inventory availability up-to-date.
  • This beautiful catch-all basket is handmade from hand-dyed rope and machine stitched by Nicole Totino-Clark of ColeMama Creations in Connecticut. A rainbow of colors are stitched together with a denim gray base to form this catch-all basket, great for the center of your table, a side table, or anything that you can imagine! Measures approximately 2" tall, 12" wide. One of a kind, you will receive the exact basket pictured here. Please know that all one-of-a-kind items are first-come first-served and are available to purchase in-store and on-line.  We will do our very best to keep inventory availability up-to-date.
  • Useful and beautiful! This basket pouch is made from 100% cotton fabric and  features a geometric gray and white print with cranberry border and accentuated with a resin button.  Handmade by Sandy Boland of New Gloucester, ME. Sandy is a fantastic fiber artist and quilter! We've heard that it's a nice cozy for a wine bottle.... or a cute desk caddy for your cellphone or other goodies. Square bottom and round top.  Measures 4.75" tall x 4" wide".  
  • Fall Wall Mail Basket made with Ash splints, natural and hand-dyed reeds, hand-painted ash strip with Fall leaves, sea grass rim filler, and leather handle.  Handmade by Kathryn Polletto of Kennebunk Basketry in Kennebunk, ME. Measures approximately 10" x 1", flairs out at top to 9" x 7" and 9" high. Kathryn has been weaving baskets for over 35 years and is a 2021 Artisan featured in Early American Life Magazine's Directory of Traditional American Crafts.
  • Folded paper Christmas tree ornaments by Carolyn Kemp.  Look super cute on your tree or arranged as a centerpiece on your table. You choice of:
    • Green: 6" tall
    • Yellow: 4" tall
    • White: 4" tall
    Handmade by our friend, Carolyn Kemp. Carolyn is an accomplished basketmaker who teaches basket making workshops with us.
  • This beautiful lidded basket is handmade from hand-dyed rope and machine stitched by Nicole Totino-Clark of ColeMama Creations in Connecticut.  Earthly palette of denim blue, olive green, and pale lilac.  Topped with an antler handle. Measures approximately 7" tall, 8.5" - 10.75" wide. One of a kind, you will receive the exact basket pictured here. Please know that all one-of-a-kind items are first-come first-served and are available to purchase in-store and on-line.  We will do our very best to keep inventory availability up-to-date.
  • Keeping Basket made with Ash splints, reed weavers, and sweetgrass rim.  Handmade by Kathryn Polletto of Kennebunk Basketry in Kennebunk, ME. Measures approximately 13" in length and 11" tall, with a 3.5" depth Kathryn has been weaving baskets for over 35 years and is a 2021 Artisan featured in Early American Life Magazine's Directory of Traditional American Crafts.
  • Miniature brown ash round basket with natural and red reeds with a nice red band in the middle and bent handle.  Carolyn weaves these miniature baskets exclusively for Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village. This basket measures approximately 3" tall and arrives in a Christmas gift box. This basket was handwoven by our friend, Carolyn Kemp. Carolyn is an accomplished basketmaker who teaches basket making workshops with us and has some wonderful books available in our shop on basket weaving.
  • Delicate small Shaker-Style cheese basket made with Brown Ash. Basket measure approximately 5.5" x 3.5" x 3.5". Handwoven by our friend, Carolyn Kemp. Carolyn is an accomplished basketmaker who teaches basketry workshops with us.
  • Pink Space Dyed Reed Basket by our friend, instructor, and award-winning basket maker, Carolyn Kemp.  Woven within a twill pattern.  Hand notched handle. Measures approximately 7.5" x 5" x 6". Carolyn teaches basket making workshops with us virtually and in-person; she has authored and illustrated many books on basketry. Check out our book section for some of her titles!
  • This beautiful lidded basket is handmade from hand-dyed rope and machine stitched by Nicole Totino-Clark of ColeMama Creations in Connecticut.  Stunning combo of cool tones in pink, purple, blues, and green coil down this basket.  Topped with an antler handle. Measures approximately 7" tall, 9" - 11" wide. One of a kind, you will receive the exact basket pictured here. Please know that all one-of-a-kind items are first-come first-served and are available to purchase in-store and on-line.  We will do our very best to keep inventory availability up-to-date.
  • Made from hand-pounded, scraped, and carefully gauged ash splints by Micmac basketmaker Michael Silliboy of Houlton, Maine (a regular participant in Shaker Village’s annual Maine Native American Summer Market each August). Among Maine’s oldest, continuing traditional crafts. This round basket features natural ash and black dyed reeds with a single chain pattern. Strong sturdy wooden handle. Measures approximately 8” diameter and 8” tall. Signed on the bottom.
  • Made from hand-pounded, scraped, and carefully gauged ash splints by Micmac basketmaker Michael Silliboy of Houlton, Maine (a regular participant in Shaker Village’s annual Maine Native American Summer Market each August). Among Maine’s oldest, continuing traditional crafts. This round basket features natural ash and black dyed reeds with a double chain pattern. Strong sturdy wooden handle. Measures approximately 8” diameter and 10” tall. Signed on the bottom.
  • These beautiful small baskets are handmade from hand-dyed rope and machine stitched by Nicole Totino-Clark of ColeMama Creations in Connecticut. A rainbow of colors are available- current selection listed in drop-down menu below. Measures approximately 4" tall, 5" wide at bottom and 6.5" wide at top.  Great for your large car cup holder! One of a kind, you will receive the exact basket pictured here. Please know that all one-of-a-kind items are first-come first-served and are available to purchase in-store and on-line.  We will do our very best to keep inventory availability up-to-date.
  • Over 30 baskets from beginner to advanced classics. by Lyn Siler and Carolyn Kemp 2015 reprint of a classic book, now softcover SPIRAL bound for easier reading and following patterns while weaving- leaving your book open completely flat so your hands can focus on basket weaving. This is the classic basket weaving bible. Includes a traditional fishing creel, many types of twills, market baskets, ribbed baskets and many more. This magnificent collection of over 30 baskets to make draws on lengthy global basketmaking traditions and includes a variety of techniques and easy-to-find materials.  With this book as your teacher, you'll be well on your way to weaving handmade baskets of your own that will be admired in your family's home and used for generations to come. Weave 32 basic designs by hand from natural materials—and adapt them for hundreds more designs. Complete instructions with over 600 close-up illustrations of each step. “Practical answers...imaginative asides.”—Craft Connection. 144 pages, The Country Seat & Echo Point Books & Media.
  • Woven birch bark cube pendant. Measures 2" long. Handwoven by our friend, Carolyn Kemp. Carolyn is an accomplished basketmaker who teaches basketry workshops with us.

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