Baskets by Gin

Baskets by Gin

Primitive, hand-woven baskets + kits for all ages since 1981 with a passion for educating today's ge Founder Gin Randolph doesn't keep the craft to herself.

Baskets by Gin has been offering handcrafted primitive baskets for over 36 years. Sturdy and useful reed is perfect for daily use and made to last like heirlooms should. In addition to creating free instructional video's, Baskets by Gin offers basket making kits for adults and kids. As a Grammie, Gin is passionate about sharing not just weaving skills with kids, but various primitive skills to educate today's generations with yesterday's crafts.


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Read this and try to apply it! ❤️

My daughter starts middle school tomorrow. We've decorated her locker, bought new uniforms, even surprised her with a new backpack. But tonight just before bed, we did another pre-middle school task that is far more important than the others. I gave her a tube of toothpaste and asked her to sq**rt it out onto a plate. When she finished, I calmly asked her to put all the toothpaste back in the tube. She began exclaiming things like "But I can't!" and "It won't be like it was before!" I quietly waited for her to finish and then said the following:
"You will remember this plate of toothpaste for the rest of your life. Your words have the power of life or death. As you go into middle school, you are about to see just how much weight your words carry. You are going to have the opportunity to use your words to hurt, demean, slander and wound others. You are also going to have the opportunity to use your words to heal, encourage, inspire and love others. You will occasionally make the wrong choice; I can think of three times this week I have used my own words carelessly and caused harm. Just like this toothpaste, once the words leave your mouth, you can't take them back. Use your words carefully, Breonna. When others are misusing their words, guard your words. Make the choice every morning that life-giving words will come out of your mouth. Decide tonight that you are going to be a life-giver in middle school. Be known for your gentleness and compassion. Use your life to give life to a world that so desperately needs it. You will never, ever regret choosing kindness."
Credit: Amy Beth Gardner


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Thank you Jamie! I’m glad you find so many uses for my Baskets. Willow Grove carries tons of them.


Thank you Jamie Boling the pretty picture of your open hearth basket! I love seeing my Baskets in a setting! See Jamie‘s exceptional creations at a Primitive Merchant on Etsy


Good morning to paraphrase Mark Twain “reports and rumors of my retirement of the business sale have been greatly exaggerated!”
I have slowed my production pace, but I’m still weaving. We are slowly Training
Amish women in Pennsylvania but they are a work in progress.

I have not sold my business nor do I plan to sell in 2024.

My plans for the future are to continue to teach to travel and enjoy my three grandchildren and my sons . I regret that I cannot attend wholesale shows at this time, but I am dearly blessed and privileged to have two handfuls of loyal stores that will carry my Baskets exclusively (names and locations to follow as I restock them). Any extra Baskets will be available in 2024 at Kings Kountry in Leola, Pennsylvania after March 1.

Photos from Baskets by Gin's post 21/11/2023

What’s on my mind?…. Baskets
New baskets, favorite baskets, big baskets, small baskets….what is new for 2024? Coming soon!


Thanks to all of our friendly store owners
for making 2023 busy and very successful.
Just a few more wholesale orders to go out this week. Then a break to prepare for 2024 season. See you in February !


Gabriel Nobre, 19, with his mom and sister right after he found out he’d passed Brazil’s famously difficult university entrance exam. The young man had cut a deal with a prep course to clean the building in exchange for free classes to help him prepare for the exam.

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