Through the years
requests have been made for me to design and create baskets for
exhibits, special gifts, custom kitchens, and some from an idea that
came to mind, or like the Heirloom Cradle, the first one designed and
woven for my first grandchild.
Your requests, ideas are always welcome.
Contact me, I’ll be happy to discuss them with you.
15”w X 31”l
(24 .5”w with rockers) approx.
16” H at foot & 24.5” H at head
Call for a quote
A solid hardwood base in your choice of cherry, oak or ash is the
foundation for this cradle. Round
reed is secured in the holes precisely drilled through the stained and
waterproofed base. The basket is woven with a combination of round and
flat oval reed. A clear weaver’s stain is applied to the reed on the
completed basket. There may
be a slight variation in the hood height as every cradle is woven entirely
freehand, not over a mold. This
was designed to accommodate a standard bassinette mattress (available JC
Penney catalog). This rocking cradle, designed for strength and elegance is
sure to be a family heirloom for generations.
These are a custom order.
Please contact Linda.
This one is 18 ½” x 13 ½” at
the top and 8 ¾” height
Designed for custom kitchens with an open cupboard enabling you to see
the basket in the pull-out drawer.
Round reed is secured in the oak, solid hardwood base.
The base is stained and waterproofed.
The sides are woven with a combination of different sizes of
round reed. The oak rim is
secured above the woven sides, completed with a 3/2 woven braid.
These are available by custom order
by contacting Linda.
Base 4” x 4”
9” diameter at widest point
Woven with space dyed reed in a twill pattern, half
round rim, braided rim filler and single lashed with reed.
Red Pine Tea Basket
3” x 8 ¾” x 3”H
Red Pine bark harvested and prepared
by Linda. This was woven
over a mold with the inner bark and waxed linen.
The rim is Linda’s own folded design, lashed with waxed linen
and embellished with various beads.
Base 5” x 5”
10 ½” diameter at widest point
9 ½” H
This was created with a process called dye
painting. The woven base is
“painted” with a fiber reactive dye that has been mixed to a gel
form. After processing and allowing to set and dry, you weave the
basket. The sides of this
one were woven with a combination of two colors of dyed reed. A sturdy half round rim was lashed on with reed and the very
top portion over-dyed with black dye.
White Pine Bark Baskets
The cylinder…6 ½” base
the pouch…8 ¼” across bottom
9 ½”H, bark portion
Each piece is one of a kind. I work with the bark. When
I look at each individual piece, it speaks to me.
The bark has to mellow for flexibility when I work with it.
Stitched with artificial sinew and embellished with various
colors of leather, types of beads and feathers.
Contact Linda if interested in these.