Manx Orchard Gatherer
470 dia, bottom 360 dia, height 400mm
Please note that as all of our items are individually made, therefore colours and styles may slightly vary. All sizes are approximate, so please allow for a 5% tolerance in sizes.
GREEN ASH – This is slightly heavier than willow, but is stronger. Due to its nature it is not as flexible as willow and cannot be woven as accurately, leaving a more open rustic look. Green Ash. Very robust ideal for gathering cider fruit, potatoes etc. or for an unusual display basket.
Do you want to use your basket for carrying logs or just to have as a store in your house or outside? Baskets for carrying should not be bigger than about 500m m diameter or square, due to the weight they will hold. For bigger sizes consider having castors or wheels fitted. We can do this for most baskets but it entails additional cost and time. Prices start from £20 per basket for castors and £35 per basket for wheels. We do stock some baskets already fitted. For outside use, preferably in a shelter or porch, thick rattan or green ash are the best materials. Where possible keep the base up off the floor by placing on battens. We stock some baskets fitted with hessian liners, which in some cases can be removed. For more information please call us now on 07917 005619
Jack Straws Baskets were formed in 1976 and we are a leading supplier of traditional basketware as well as traditional designs. Our experience and expertise in basketry means that we introduce many innovative new designs. All of our products are made to be practical and useful in today’s world whilst retaining the charm of a handmade item.
Continuity of management and staff since the company formation provides a wealth of knowledge, thus enabling us to provide for the bulk market or the single bespoke piece. As the world has changed and we can no longer boast that all our baskets are made in Britain. However all of our small quantities still are UK made, but to remain competitive larger orders are sourced abroad.