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Whether you market your baskets, or give them as gifts to family and friends, you should sign them. It is a good way to allow the basket to be identified now and in years to come. We have been discussing a variety of options in the BasketMakers Forum. I have gathered ideas from the Forum discussions and other sources. Please add your suggestions to those already offered. Thanks to everyone who contributed to these tips.

  • Sign your basket with a waterproof fine black marker on the handle or on the weavers at the underside of your basket.
    • Use your initials or your full name depending on the room available.
    • Add a date or year if space allows.
    • Adding "Handmade By" is a nice touch.
  • Add a metal tag inscribed with your name or your company name.
  • Use a rubber stamp to print a personalized impression onto a thin piece of paper that can be glued to the basket or handle. A few coats of sealer can be painted over the paper if required.
  • Use a wood burning tool to write your signature or initials into the basket. This works especially well on solid wood bases. You can use the writing tip to sign or purchase a customized logo or signature tip from the woodburner tool manufacturer.
  • Cut a thin diagonal slab from a small branch to write your name on. Drill a small hole in the slab add a string or raffia strand to tie the label to your basket.
  • Use a tooled leather tie-on impressed with your company logo or your name. Tie it onto the weaving or the handle of your basket.
  • Use a paint pen to sign your name onto a large petal from a pine cone. Drill a small hole in the end of the petal and string it onto your basket with raffia or waxed linen.
  • Include a specific combination of color or type of materials that is identifiable as your trademark.
    • For example: three rows of indigo blue weavers near the rim.
    • Pine needles dyed a specific color to form first few rows of the basket start.
  • Tie a group of beads strung on waxed linen in a specific combination that is recognizable as your mark.


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