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Welcome to Jean Johnson Hand Woven Baskets.

Hi, I'm Jean. I live in Germantown, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee. I have been weaving for 17 years.

All of the baskets you see on this site are made by me. They are made out of splint reed/rattan. The reed starts out almost white. I dye the colors, make the basket, and stain with a natural walnut water based stain.

I am self taught so my style is not influenced by other weavers. The stain technique I have developed gives the baskets the look of an antique oak or ash basket.

Many of the baskets are my own designs. Some are common styles which are longer, shorter, bigger, or smaller than normal. I use oak or hickory handles on some baskets. Others have reed handles that have been woven back up into the basket for added strength and then wrapped with reed. The rims are double lashed.

Until now my baskets were available only at exclusive art shows in the Midwest. Now they are available on this website.

If the basket you wish to purchase is already sold I will make one like it and email a photo of the basket to you prior to delivery. I want you to see the basket you are buying,, just like at an art fair, only in your home. A lot of the photos were taken outdoors, the baskets are mainly for indoor use. The basket pictures will be update at various times. Please call or email me with any questions. Thanks for your interest.



31st Annual Madison Audubon Society Art Fair
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
3330 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI
Saturday, May 5, 9:30am to 4:30pm

41st Annual Edina Art Fair
Edina, Minnesota

Friday, June 1, 10am to 8pm
Saturday, June 2, 10am to 9pm
Sunday, June 3, 10am to 5pm

27th Annual Art on the Lake
Excelsior, Minnesota

Saturday, June 9, 10am to 6pm
Sunday, June 10, 10am to 4pm

33rd Annual Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair
Marcus Center for the Preforming Arts
Downtown--Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Saturday, August 11, 10am to 5pm
Sunday, August 12, 10am to 5pm

Stonewood Village Art Fair
Stonewood Village
Capital Dr. and Calhoun
Brookfield, Wisconsin
Saturday, August 25, 10am to 5pm
Sunday, August 26, 10am to 5pm

Fine Furnishings Show
Midwest Airlines Center Hall C
Wisconsin Ave.
Downtown--Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Saturday, September 29, 10am to 6pm
Sunday, September 30, 10am to 5pm

This craftsman's work has been selected by Early American Life Magazine for it's directory of Traditional American Crafts.

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