The drum-shaped basket stands approximately 7" tall by 4" wide and is made with four of their wonderful wool colors—Peony, Robin's Egg Blue, Granny Smith, and Lemon Chiffon, as well as their gorgeous perle cotton. I used the perle cotton to dress up the basket handle. What a quick and easy embellishment! Pinked wool strips create a basketweave effect, while white pearl buttons and a pink posy adorn the basket exterior. I can't seem to resist using my pinking shears on a project! This time, it was my scalloped ones that got a workout. Pinking shears work best for this project rather than a scalloped rotary cutter blade due to the scale of the basket (the rotary-cut ones felt out of proportion to me). If you want to simplify things, I think plain-cut strips would look nice, too.
I will be making the basket in more primitive colors like mustard, moss, and brown for a future update on my page for the TDIPT (To Dwell in Primitive Thymes) selling site, where I've been selling my primitive-style wares for the past 5 years. More details on that later. A special thank you to Weeks Dye Works for giving me yet another fun excuse to play with their wools!
On another note, thank you to those of you who left such a kind a comment on my last post about the old store counter! Your comments were very encouraging and I appreciate that!