Materials, Colors & Finishes


Basketweaving Supplies

Weaving Materials

The major component of our hand woven baskets is reed, (also know as “center cane” or “pulp cane”), which comes from the inner core of the rattan palm tree. It is a vine that thrives in the steamy jungles of Asia and Africa. With its outer prickly bark, it climbs and hangs from tree to tree, rapidly growing two to three feet per day. The plant is harvested and the outer bark peeled away. Underneath is another layer of bark commonly used for chair caning. Inside this layer is the meaty core of reed. It is processed into a variety of sizes and shapes and is used in an unlimited number of ways – basket weaving being our favorite!

Our basket handles are either molded hardwoods, wire with wooden bales or beads, riveted leather strapping, or cotton webbing. Some sea grass, tulip poplar, and/or maple strips are also found in the construction of certain baskets.

Accent Colors

Any baskets shown with woven color strips or embellishments may be made with your choice of the following colors: Cocoa Brown, Denim Blue, Hunter Green, Cranberry Red, Dusty Mauve, or Grape Lavender.*

Cocoa Brown Cocoa Brown
Denim Blue Denim Blue
Hunter Green Hunter Green
Cranberry Red Cranberry Red
Dusty Mauve Dusty Mauve
Grape Lavender Grape Lavender

Overall Stain Options

After the basket is woven it then is finished with your selection of interior woodworking stain.

Oil-based stain options:*

White Wash Pickling - OB White Wash Pickling
Oil-based
Natural - OB Natural
Oil-based
Golden Oak Golden Oak
Oil-based
Red Chestnut - OB Red Chestnut
Oil-based
Dark Walnut - OB Dark Walnut
Oil-based
Classic Gray Classic Gray
Oil-based
Ebony - OB Ebony
Oil-based

Water-based stain options:*

Natural Beige - WB Natural Beige
Water-based
Vermont Maple - WB Vermont Maple
Water-based
Rosewood - WB Rosewood
Water-based
American Walnut - WB American Walnut
Water-based
Classic Black - WB Classic Black
Water-based
Island Water - WB Island Water
Water-based
Slate - WB Slate
Water-based

Paint Finishes

Many of the baskets can be finished in our three-step distressed paint finish. The basket is first dipped in dark walnut oil stain. When that is dry it is then painted with one of the following colors. While the paint is still wet, the basket is rubbed with a cloth dipped in boiled linseed oil giving the appearance of being aged and weathered.

Paint Options: Antique Mustard, Black Grungy, Colonial Red, Heritage Green, Shabby Chic Ivory, or Williamsburg Blue.*

Antique Mustard Antique Mustard
Black Grungy Black Grungy
Colonial Red Colonial Red
Heritage Green Heritage Green
Shabby Chic Ivory Shabby Chic Ivory
Williamsburg Blue Williamsburg Blue

Easter Accent Colors

Any Easter baskets shown with woven color strips or embellishments may be made with your choice of the following colors: Sky Blue, Spring Green, Lemon Yellow, French Lavender, or Petal Pink.*

Sky Blue Sky Blue
Spring Green Spring Green
Lemon Yellow Lemon Yellow
French Lavender French Lavender
Petal Pink Petal Pink

Easter Paint Finishes

Many of the Easter baskets can be finished in our two-step distressed paint finish. The basket is first dipped in dark walnut oil stain or American walnut water stain. When that is dry it is then painted with one of the following colors: Williamsburg Blue, Heritage Green, Antiqued Mustard, Shabby Chic Ivory, Berry Pink, or Purple Lilac.*

Williamsburg Blue Williamsburg Blue
Heritage Green Heritage Green
Antique Mustard Antique Mustard
Shabby Chic Ivory Shabby Chic Ivory
Berry pink Berry Pink
Purple Lilac Purple Lilac

* Note: Actual finishes may slightly differ from sample swatches.

 

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