Large shaker basket, rectangular form, black ash, double wrapped rim, finely shaped carved handles at either end, openwork woven bottom, Canterbury, NH, c. 1850, 17 1/2" h, 38 1/2" w, 24" d. The Doug Towle Shaker Collection. Willis Henry 9/4/5 lot 338a. Realized: $1,300 hammer.

Large shaker basket, rectangular form, black ash, double wrapped rim, finely shaped carved handles at either end, openwork woven bottom, Canterbury, NH, c. 1850, 17 1/2" h, 38 1/2" w, 24" d. The Doug Towle Shaker Collection. Willis Henry 9/4/5 lot 338a. Realized: $1,300 hammer.

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Exactly!! I like the round style with handles. Soft enough not to snag the yarn, sturdy enough to handle weight of a big project, flexible enough to stick in different spots around the house, and easy to carry.

Exactly!! I like the round style with handles. Soft enough not to snag the yarn, sturdy enough to handle weight of a big project, flexible enough to stick in different spots around the house, and easy to carry.

Burgundy Grape Basket from Soft Surroundings...great for all your garden hand tools.

Burgundy Grape Basket from Soft Surroundings...great for all your garden hand tools.

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