Beautiful handmade baskets and basket kits

  • 5" Egg Basket, absolute stunner in a small package!  Made of natural reed and hand dyed teal blue reed.  Oak handle and rim with woven handle.  Natural walnut stain. Handmade by Kathryn Polletto of Kennebunk Basketry in Kennebunk, ME. Measures approximately 6" with handle, widest part is 6". 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.
  • Birch bark woven German star earrings by Carolyn Kemp. Stars measure about 1.5". Handmade by our friend, Carolyn Kemp. Carolyn is an accomplished basketmaker who teaches basket making workshops with us.
  • 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.
  • Holiday mail/card holder wall basket. Made with ash splints, natural and hand dyed reeds.  Hand painted ash strip with holly holiday garland.  Sea grass rim filler with iron handle for mounting on your wall, on a Shaker peg, or a wall hook.  Handmade by Kathryn Polletto of Kennebunk Basketry in Kennebunk, ME. Measures approximately 10 x 8" x 9.5" high with handle. 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.
  • This handmade kit is by our friend, instructor, and award-winning basket maker, Carolyn Kemp.  This large basket is great for beside your fireplace to store logs and kindling.  Also makes an awesome market basket!  Instructions for the braided handle offer the option to customize and take your basket one step further!  Some experience is helpful but a beginner can weave this basket.  Only ordinary household tools are required. Includes plain reeds, and your choice of plain or space dyed accent reeds (both are included), Materials are cut to size, clearly labeled, and ready to weave!  Complete illustrated instruction are included in this kit and contact info for Carolyn in case you have any questions. Finished basket measures 10" x 15" on the bottom.
  • Square napkin basket made with ash splints, reed weavers, decorative ribbon, and seagrass rim filler.  Handmade by Kathryn Polletto of Kennebunk Basketry in Kennebunk, ME. Measures approximately 8.5" x 8.5" x 3". 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.
  • Adorable and very happy snowman hanging wall basket.  Painted reeds with dyed seagrass rim filler, beads, and a wool scarf.  Handmade by Kathryn Polletto of Kennebunk Basketry in Kennebunk, ME. Measures approximately 9" high with handle and is 2" wide at the top. 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.
  • 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.
  • Small birch bark basket with diagonal weave.  Round top with square bottom.  This mini basket is perfect for your desk top! This basket measures approximately 2.75" tall. 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.
  • Brown Ash fancy twill tray basket with pine needle rim. Perfect as a ring keeper, key caddy, or for trinkets. This basket measures approximately 6.5" x 6.5" x 1". This basket was handwoven by our friend, Carolyn Kemp. Carolyn is an accomplished basketmaker who teaches basketry workshops with us.
  • Miniature brown ash round basket with natural and red reeds.  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.
  • 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.
  • 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"

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