Willow Coffins

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Do you have an interest in weaving a coffin for yourself or a loved one?  I love offering to people to come to the shop and work with me on their coffin. You don't need weaving experience, as I will set you up with the easier parts of the process and help you along the way.  You can bring materials from your own land or gathered wild.  Plants such as grape vine, bittersweet, willow, kudzu, and others can be used as weavers in the sides of the coffins.  

Also, if the low end of the sliding scale is more than you can afford, please reach out and we can work something out.  I prioritize making this accessible to people in my community, and I have a wide sliding scale so that people who can afford the higher end will sustain costs for people who can't afford to pay as much.

Sliding scale pricing

Adult coffins: $2,300 — $4,500

Infant coffins: $400 — $1,200

Child coffins: $1,200 — $3,500

Burial trays: $800 — $2,500

Pet coffins available upon request.

Pre-orders require a deposit of $600. 

I offer delivery within 200 miles of Turner's Falls, MA for an additional $200. Shipping is available upon request. 

All coffins come with an unbleached, cotton muslin liner, sewn by me.

 

The handles on the coffins are unbleached, American grown cotton and made in North Carolina by Ravenox rope Co. 

 

Coffins are all weight tested, the average adult coffin easily carries 500 lbs.  Larger size coffins have added weight support, to carry up to 800 lbs.
 

 

 

Urns

Urns are approximately 10" tall and just as wide, with the base being around 8" across. The lids fit tightly. The liner is unbleached muslin liner, hand sewn into the urn. 

$200 - $500 with extra for shipping or delivery.  Shipping within the US is usually $15-$30.

Baskets

I have a stock of one to two dozen baskets at any given time.  Below are a few examples of baskets I make frequently (minus the little boat!). 

I take custom orders.  I also repair baskets!  Please email me with requests.

Log Basket
Log Basket

What we call in North America a "wood box". To keep the next stove-full of firewood by the wood stove. Approx. 14" base, 25" across top, 18" tall

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Log Basket handles
Log Basket handles

Strong wall handles, comfortable to hold

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Round Shopper
Round Shopper

Approx. 9" base, 15" across top, 18" tall including handle.

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3-rod Waled Top Border
3-rod Waled Top Border

Uniformed clipped ends you'll see on most of my baskets.

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The Little Sailboat!
The Little Sailboat!

I don't make many "artsy" items but this officially enters that category. I take this to markets with me and display business cards in it. Approx. 11" long, 6" tall

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Oval base shopper
Oval base shopper

Approx. 16" by 9" and 12" tall

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Harvest basket with top handles
Harvest basket with top handles

Approx. 24" across top, 12" tall, 13" across base

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Base of harvest basket
Base of harvest basket

2-rod twined base

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Wall of harvest basket
Wall of harvest basket

Double French randing viewed from inside of basket

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MARY LAUREN FRASER

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