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The Primitive Front Porch

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The Primitive Front Porch Basket is an easy way to add curb appeal to your home.

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October ‘17 Pattern

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The Big Round Basket is just that - big and round! It is perfect for a centerpiece on the coffee table or to store rolled towels, washcloths, or linens in the bathroom.

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Staining Tutorial - With or Without Leather

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Staining a basket can protect the life of your project and add a variety of color options! This tutorial shows how we stain baskets in our shop. Careful, it's a messy business...

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Fall Is Coming Soon

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It's fun to experiment with changing colors and styles of weaving to reflect the switch from summer to autumn. We don't use dyed stakes or rims very often, but they sure pop on this fall-inspired basket!

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Weaving with a Wooden-Bottom Base Tutorial

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There are only a handful of different techniques used to construct the base of a basket. The wooden-bottom base combines the technique of a plaited base with a little carpentry...

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February ‘18 Free Pattern

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Our Candlestick Basket is an antique reproduction patterned after a basket commonly found hanging on the walls of Colonial keeping rooms. Candles, being the major source of...

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January ‘18 Pattern

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The Primitive Hearth Basket is a perfect project for the cold month of January's free pattern.

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December ‘17 Pattern

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Everyone eats, everyone spills, so everyone needs napkins and a Napkin Basket. This one measures 7" x 7" x 3" and has two curved reed handles. And what a perfect basket to...

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