Updated: Friday, July 12, 2024

Specials, Sale, & Odds / Ends Items

Shadow has some gift ideas for you!

Check out the "Basket Animals". They were made in Shanghai in the 70's.

Use the links below to access "Pat's Stuff", Sale Books & Shaker Tape End Rolls!!!

We have recently added to these - mostly out of print books, see links below. Also, we are adding the estate of Pat Spreng's basket kits & supplies as we have time.

Pat Spreng Estate: Kits & Parts - Pat was Jim Rutherford's sister. Many of you knew her from conventions where she was always ready to help in Jim's Vending Booth. We will be adding more to these pages as time goes by. This is a start! Her books have already been added to the Book Pages below.
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Woodworking Book buyout

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Basket Bits; Just Patterns; Beadwork; & more...

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Shaker Tape End Rolls

1" & 5/8"

Shaker Tape End Rolls

Too Waxy, Underweight, 2 Dyelots Linen Thread - or otherwise just not quite right

More wax than normal, undersize spools, 2 dyelots on one spool, or dirty, etc.

2 ply dark rust

Weak - breaks more easily than normal. This thread is OK for miniature basketmaking & mini wicker weaving, but is NOT suitable for bookbinding or any other use where strength is required.

there are 21 of these spools

$9.95 ea. 
4 ply white

Has darker - dirty looking section - wound onto the spool.

there are 3 of these

$12.00 ea. 

4 ply waxed linen
walnut brown

4 ply walnut brown

extra waxy - several of these

$12.00 ea. 
4 ply magenta

2 different dyelots wound on spool

only 1 spool

$12.00 ea. 
4 ply magenta

underweight spool

3 spools

$12.00 ea. 
4 ply Plum

2 different dyelots wound on spool

only 1 spool

$12.00 ea. 
4 ply royal blue

wound on spool oddly

only 1 spool

$12.00 ea. 
4 ply royal blue


only 1 spool

$12.00 ea. 
4 ply country yellow

wound on spool oddly

only 1 spool

$12.00 ea. 
4 ply country yellow

underweight spool

2 spools

$12.00 ea. 
4 ply dark forest

underweight spool

5 spools

$12.00 ea. 
4 ply green

2 dyelots wound on spool

1 spool

$12.00 ea. 
12 ply dark emerald

two dyelots on spool

1 of these

$57.48 ea. 

Vintage Cat's Meow Village Basketmaker

only 1 of these available

$9.95 ea. 

Braided Horsehair Hatbands

#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6

Horsehair Hatbands

from Ecuadore

Hand braided with natural color horse hair. Hat bands tighted around hat by pulling on tassels. We brought these home from one of our trips to Ecuador.

run 3/8" - 1/2" wide

#4 is SOLD

ea. @ $20.00

"Celebrating Our Traditions" Mug

AMB Convention 2000

3 of these

@ $4.95 ea. 
"Weaving From the Heart" Tall Mug

IBA Convention 2005

only 1

@ $4.95 ea. 

Packet of 6 angel buttons

ceramic - angel is holding basket of flowers. Birdhouses sitting on wings. These would make cute tie-ons for mini baskets - or use as buttons. 1 3/8" tall x 1" wide.

1 set of these

$9.95 ea. 
Ceramic Apple Basket

ceramic - there is slight damage to the edge on both buttons - colored in & not noticeable. These would make cute tie ons for mini baskets - or use as buttons. 1" wide x 3/4" tall

2 buttons available

$2.50 ea. 
Plastic Apple Basket Button

plastic w/ loop shank. 2 to a card. 1" wide x 7/8" tall.

2 cards of 2 buttons

$2.95 ea. 
Shell Tie On / Button

1 1/2" widest x 1" tallest point

only 1 of these

$2.00 ea. 

Wood Slotted Bases Odds 'n Ends
3" Oak Bases - 3 of these

Most are slightly less than 3", but do vary. Thin - approx. 3/8 thick. Have pin holes where they were attached to the lathe when made.

$5.00 ea. 
4" Oak Base - double slot

5/8" thick - 1 of these

$8.00 ea. 
3" x 5" Oak Racetrack Oval

approx. 3/8" thick - only 1

$7.60 ea. 
5" x 7" ? wood Racetrack Oval

approx. 1/2" thick - only 1

$7.00 ea. 
2" Sassafrass Base - 1 of these
$5.00 ea. 
5" Sassafrass Base

approx. 5/8" thick - only 1

$8.40 ea. 
2" x 1/2" Pine Base - 1 of these
$5.00 ea. 
3 x 1/2" Pine Base - 2 of these
$5.50 ea. 
4 3/4" x 3/8" Poplar Base - 1 of these
$8.00 ea. 
2" x 3" x 3/4" Pine Racetrack Oval - 3 of these
$5.00 ea. 
2" x 4" x 3/4" Pine Racetrack Oval - 1 of these
$5.50 ea. 
3 1/2" x 7" x 5/8" Pine Racetrack Oval - 1 of these
$6.00 ea. 
5" x 1/2" Drilled Pine Base - 3 of these

2 are stained brownish; 1 is still natural

Stained Drilled Base $5.00 ea. 

Natural Drilled Base $5.00 ea. 
5" Square x 1/2" - Sassafrass Base - 1 of these

holes drilled in side

$5.00 ea. 
5" w x 4 1/2 h x 1/2" Pine Heart - NO SLOT - NO SIDE HOLES - probably is meant to be a stand of some sort that takes a dowel rod or something in the hole to hang an item from.
$3.00 ea. 
Nantucket Bases Odds 'n Ends
Cherry - 7" dia. - only 1 of these

approx. 1/2" thick - slight knicks on a small area of one edge - some fading on one side

$9.70 ea. 

1/2" Flat Oval Reed - damaged
1/2" Flat Oval Reed kinked during shipping - one piece broken, several others kinked
@ $12.00

Wood Hoops

From a buyout.

Poplar - from Gibbs
4" x 7/16" - 4 of these
@ $1.25
8" x 7/16" - 5 of these
@ $1.70
10" x 3/4" - 1 of these
@ $2.25

Gold Fibre Rush
6/32" dia.

Slightly larger coil - approx. 300 ft. - only 1. This color is no longer being made.

@ $20.95

Wooden Toy Axle Pegs

Came with a buy-out. Pegs only - no caps. Sometimes used to make swing handles.

7/32" dia.

1 3/16"" stem. 1 5/16" overall. Rounded cap

@ $1.95 pkg. 10
1/4" dia.

1 1/4" stem. 1 5/8" overall. Blocky cap

@ $3.95 pkg. 10
3/8" dia.

1 7/8" stem. 2 1/8" overall. Rounded cap

@ $4.95 pkg. 10

Indian Flute - wooden

We bought these flutes some time ago for a project that didn't materialize. There are approximately 38 of them. If someone is interested in them all, we will sell them for $7.95 each. They originally retailed for $14.95 & that was several years ago. A flute player tried one out in our showroom one day - the flute had a beautiful sound. If interested in the "lot", please call.

Wooden Indian Flute

pine, unfinished, needs finish sanding, nice quality

@ $9.95 ea. 

Hoosier Pie Basket - shelf frame parts

Originally made for the Hoosier Pie Basket pattern, written by Joanie Loch during the early 90's. It was quite popular for several years. The frame features a woven top to create a shelf to set a second pie on. We just found a big box of the leg parts we forgot we had. This offer is for the entire lot. There are only legs - no dowel rod pieces. The sample rack in the photo will be included, along with the original pattern from our master file. This would be great for someone teaching or wanting to adapt the parts to a new basket.

Hoosier Pie Basket - shelf frame parts

There are 71 - 4 leg sets. The legs are 3" tall x 1 1/8" dia. They are drilled for 1/2" dowel rods. Only the sample has the rods. Dowel rods are easily available at most hardware or lumber stores. The sample rack is 10" x 10", but the size can easily be adjusted to fit the basket by changing the length of the dowel rods. Only the legs and one sample rack are being sold. They are a package deal. The complete framework sold for $7.50 in 1993.

@ $69.95 ea. 

Interesting Odd & Ends - One-ofs....

Usually, we take our odds 'n ends to conventions with us. Since, the conventions were cancelled for most of 2020 & for the beginning of 2021, we have gathered together these items, to offer to you! In most cases there is only one of each item. Grab them up while you can!

WigJig Tools
WigJig Olympus

The transparent Olympus has the largest work space of any WigJig, allowing you to make large wire designs for pendants, sun catchers, paper arts designs, bracelets and much more. It is the thickest of our jigs, and works extremely well in a vise. It is clearly the jig of choice for serious wire designers. The Olympus Jig has 481 holes, 20 movable pegs (10 are 5/8" long and 10 are 3/4" long, 3/32" diameter) plus wire working tips and instructions. 5" x 5".

only 1 left

$34.95 ea. 
WigJig Delphi

The transparent Delphi has smaller pegs and closer holes than the Olympus. Accordingly, designs made on the Delphi are smaller and more delicate. This is a great addition to the Olympus jigs since it facilitates making matching sets of jewelry. For example, smaller earring components can be made on the Delphi to match larger necklace / bracelet links made on the Olympus. It also works very well for paper arts designs. Includes jig with 181 holes, 20 metal pegs (1/16" diameter), and wire designing tips. 3" x 3".

only 1 left

$19.95 ea. 
WigJig Cyclops

Smaller complimentary version to Electra. Smaller holes to make finer designs. 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"

only 2 left

$29.95 ea. 
Splint Basketry 1 - Appalachian Egg Basket - by Robin Taylor Daugherty - VCR video - has not been tested, so not sure it works
$1.00 ea. 
Splint Basketry II - Spoked and Plaited Techniques- by Robin Taylor Daugherty - VCR video - has not been tested, so not sure it works
$1.00 ea. 
Traditional New England Basketmaking - by John McGuire - VCR video - has not been tested, so not sure it works
$1.00 ea. 
Basket Note Cards

no envelopes - soft green color w/ brown print

6 / $1.00 
Basket Clips

plastic paper clips

$.25 ea. 

Waxed Linen Thread Buyout

Buyout - limited quantity - almost gone!

5 ply waxed linen
5 ply black

250 grams 18/5 thread - usual S twist

only 2 spools left

$49.95 ea. 

Odds & Ends

There is only one of each of these.

Pottery Cookie Mold

Could be used as a paper mold. 1993 Cotton Press

Came with a buyout of basketry items.

$6.00 ea. 

Tie-on Tiles

Repurpose these tile / porcelain samples as Basket Tie-ons. Great for painting designs to commemorate special occasions.  Or, use a dry erase marker to write a special message that can be wiped off & changed as you wish. Slight scratches, rubs may be on the surface of some.

samples only - no painted designs are available


$2.00 ea. 


These beads are being closed out. There are limited amounts of most.

Blue "angle cut" glass beads - random sizes within the strand
$1.25 / strand

$1.25 ea. 

size 11 - approx. 59 grams (2 oz.)

$7.95 ea. 

size 11 - approx. 59 grams (2 oz.)

$7.95 ea. 

Brass Plated Pins
1/2" 18 gauge - approx. 1/2 oz. pkg (approx. 105 / bag) - these are brass plated steel

there are only 3 packages of these

@ $3.50 / pkg.  

Mostly Out of Print Books

The following are mostly out-of-print books that we have been able to obtain a copy of. They are sold as is.  All are used. Most are like new, but some are gently used - unless specified. There is only one copy of each of these books. These are almost gone! Don't miss out!


Crafts of America
Constance Stapleton
A guide to the finest traditional crafts made in the United States. How they are made, who makes them, where to buy them. published: 1988
@ $19.95 

Arts & Crafts of South America
Lucy Davies, Mo Fini
"With beautiful, full-color photgraphs and a lively, informative text, the rich history and enduring legacy of South America's traditional pottery, jewelry, textiles, and other indigenous handicrafts come vividly to life in this compelling volume for travelers, collectors, an denthusiasts of native arts and crafts."

Includes a small section on Basketry, Hats, and Bags.

good condition

@ $22.95 

Splendours of Morocco
Izza Genini, Jacques Bravo, Xavier Richer

Hard Cover - used - good condition - sm tears on cover - large table top style book

Covers all regions of Morocco. Mostly photographs - some with baskets in the picture. Recipe section at end.

@ $45.95 

Darien Rainforest Basketry
Margo M. Callaghan

Black and White copy.

Baskets of the Wounaan and Embera Indians from the Darien Rainforest of Panama

cover in color, but inside photos are black and white

color version is available in Book Section - $16.99 retail

@ $10.00 

Total Scrapbooking

Sarah Mason & Karen McIvor

hard cover

25 themed projects with easy-to-follow instructions. Spiral-bound book stays open while you work. Create personalized gifts for special occasions.

@ $22.95 ea.

Closeout Patterns
These are patterns we will no longer be carrying. Some of them are almost gone!

The following are patterns only - not baskets for sale.......

Pottery Handled Basket
(Janice Lewis)
R, 4" dia. at base
@ $2.00 ea.
Reed Wall Basket
(Grace Kabel)
R only 1 left
@ $2.50 ea.
Wrapped Warp
(Grace Kabel)
F, FO, Cane, 5"dia. at base, 8" high
@ $2.00 ea.

Miscellaneous Goodies
Package of 3 Copper nails.

approx. 9/16" long - thought these were gone, but just found another batch.

40¢ / pkg. 3

Thought these were gone, but just found a box of them......

Amber Plastic Ovals - 2 oz. Bottles with "Clic-Loc" tm Child Resistant Lids

only 30 left

50¢ each

Wallpaper Border

5 yd. / roll

there are 3 rolls

$3.95 each

Acrylic Nantucket Buttons -"1995"

5/8" dia. - could possibly be used upside down for blank side

There are also a couple of smaller buttons that have "1996" on them - 1/2" dia.

50¢ each


Fancy Acrylic Nantucket Buttons -"1995"

1 3/4" dia.


Rub these onto wider splints for decorative touch!
only a few left - final closeout!!!

Only one of these

@ 50¢ ea.
Country / Welcome Stencils
Only shows black and white in the photo, but is in color.
@ 50¢ ea.
Ducks and Geese
@ 50¢ ea.
Goose Parade
Only shows black and white in the photo, but is in color.
@ 50¢ ea.