Welcome to Sonshine Baskets homestead and workshop as you meet Amish artisans, offering an authentic Amish Country handcraft experience. Lovely hand-woven baskets of every shape and for every purpose fill this Amish owned and operated country shop.
Watch as family members demonstrate and talk about the processes of turning plain reed into something of beauty and function including cutting, weaving, staining and finishing with leather handles. And it seems every family member is involved from weaving to making the fabric liners, from hand-staining to adding the leather handles.
NEW for 2018 groups can weave their own basket and custom select individual stain colors for a lasting keepsake of their Amish Country tour. NOTE: Due to time required for drying of stains, this program must occur first on arrival in Amish Country and the baskets will then be delivered to group hotel prior to departing the area OR would require shipping to guests home after departure from the area (extra expense required to cover shipping).
Not enough time available to weave your own basket? Then select the option to include a custom made basket that group members can select from the showroom. Different shapes, sizes, function, colors and options will be offered as an immediate take-away. As the Amish say they, “weave their way through life one day at a time!”