The Home of the Original Woolgathering Basket

The Woolgathering Basket was designed to contain and organize primitive rug hooking projects, tools and supplies, both at home and while traveling. Quilters, knitters, other needle workers and crafters have discovered The Woolgathering Basket also works well for their projects.

The Woolgathering Basket is a combination side table/work station. It is sturdy enough to hold a clamp-on lamp and wool cutter. The Woolgathering Basket is also roomy enough to provide storage for various projects, as well as tools and supplies needed when working on projects. Luggage wheels attach easily to The Woolgathering Basket, enabling you to roll projects and supplies from room to room, home to car, car to hotels or meeting sites.


Each Basket Individually Handcrafted and American Made

Woolgatherings' baskets are made by an Amish family in Lamoni, Iowa. The Amish preserve their heritage and traditions by teaching their customs and crafts to their children at a young age. The Gingerich family work hard to create each original basket through the art of weaving and woodworking.

Because each basket is individually handcrafted, same type baskets can slightly vary in size, shape, color and detail. Each basket is signed and dated by the family member crafting the basket. The baskets have wooden bases and lids. They are woven from hand dyed or stained reed and completed with sturdy leather handles. Woolgatherings’ baskets are designed and constructed for durability, usefulness and attractive appearance.


2014 ANNUAL BUSY BEE QUILT SHOW


Looking for something to do this weekend? Join us out at the Post Oak Community Center!


Friday, September 26, 10:00am - 4:00pm
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Saturday, September 27, 10:00am - 4:00pm

On Schmittou Road at FM 2127 (Jack County) Between Hwy 59 & 148
Post Oak Community Center

Post Oak's Busy Bee Quilters was organized in 1977 in the Sunday School rooms of the Baptist Church with 19 members. In 1979 they moved to the old Methodist Church that had been converted to a Community Center with the money from the sale of the Post Oak School land. The first quilt show was held in May of 1980 with over 150 entries. Since then members have shrunk to 12 with some of them driving 50 miles to attend the weekly meetings. There are two charter members, Marilyn Scarber and Wanda Davis. Quilts are made each year and donated to area Fire Departments, local needy people, and to the North Texas Rehab Center in Wichita Falls.

Check out the Post Oak Quilters website.


Testimonials

My Woolgathering Basket is the best purchase I have made for rug hooking! It keeps everything in one place so when I have time to hook I can begin right away. It's also great to take to classes as it holds the cutter and clip-on light for convenience. I plan to buy another to keep my hand piecing and hand quilting projects organized as well.

— Margaret Caddy - Houston, Texas

I would not be an avid rug hooker without my frame, my cutter and my Woolgathering Basket. My Woolgathering Basket sits next to me at home. It holds my cutter, my wools and all my tools. I was like a kid at Christmas when it arrived and am just as thrilled with it today as I was the day it arrived. Its' quality craftmanship is beautiful enough to be displayed in the main living area at home. I love everything about it. Thanks Sheila. We rug hookers owe you.

— Kelly Goldstein - Prairieville, LA

The Woolgathering Basket is perfect for my beading and stringing projects. The two drawers in the bottom organize all of my excess beads, string and tools. I use the large open top of the basket for storing my bead storage boxes along with other supplies. The removable tray on top contains the supplies that I need for my current project. I can remove the tray, set it in my lap and have everything I need for my next project at my fingertips. The Woolgathering Basket holds everything I need for beading and stringing and is the perfect height to sit next to your chair or sofa.

— Sonja Land - Mesquite, TX


See all our Handcrafted Products

Woolgatherings offers a variety of baskets and misc items to aid in organizing a variety of needle work or creative projects. Many of the baskets also have other household uses.


Heartfelt Appreciation

Opal Lawrence Historic Park in Mesquite, TX

Thank you, Historic Mesquite Inc., for allowing the use of Opal Lawrence Historic Park in Mesquite, TX for photography purposes.

Thank you, Fay Stout (www.TheInquisitiveEye.com), for your time and photography talents.