Welcome to Our Shop!

Welcome to Bittersweet Baskets & Homestead Handles!  We offer a wide variety of basket-making supplies, including basket patterns, basket kits, leather handles and a selection of wood bases made from superior white ash.   We also offer leather accessories and bag finishing hardware for attaching leather handles to knitted, felted, crocheted and quilted bags.  Take a look around to see our products for sale and be sure to check out our latest basket classes and events, too!  

IMPORTANT NEWS:  After several great years of supplying our customers with quality ash bases, Bittersweet Baskets has decided to close the base side of the business.  It is “bittersweet” news for us as we are sad to see this chapter close and have truly enjoyed this business over the years, but we are also excited that John will now get to officially enjoy his retirement!  Please see our Ash Base page for details on the new base supplier.

We will continue to offer all of our Leather Products, Basket Patterns and Accessories, as well as our various Retail Items on the website.   In addition, Pat will continue to attend events and festivals throughout the year and offer private basket classes in the shop.  We look forward to continuing to serve our valued customers!


November’s Bargain Box

The leaves are turning and fall colors are in full bloom!  Get your baskets ready for fall with our collection of leather leaves.  This month’s special is 25% off any leaf purchase.  View our leather leaf page here.  We also offer leather leaf pins to easily spruce up your purses or bags.  View our leaf pins here.

While supplies last.
Call or email Pat to order!