Crafting on a large scale - The Longaberger Company, USA

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Crafting on a large scale - The Longaberger Company, USA

Postby ToneWood » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:00 pm

A while back somebody was asked who is most successful crafter forum-members know of, or something along those lines. Recently I saw a piece on TV in the UK about the Longaberger Company in the USA. They hand weave wooden baskets in the USA and this is their HQ :)

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Longaberger_Company
http://www.longaberger.com/
http://www.longaberger.com/craftgallery.aspx
Only in American :)
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Re: Crafting on a large scale - The Longaberger Company, USA

Postby robin wood » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:46 am

http://www.robin-wood.co.uk bowls, books and courses
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Re: Crafting on a large scale - The Longaberger Company, USA

Postby bulldawg_65 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:25 pm

Longaberger's are made here in Knightstown Indiana I believe. They are collector's pieces as soon as they are released. They have tapped into the collector's market and that is how they became successful. My Mom even collected them.
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Re: Crafting on a large scale - The Longaberger Company, USA

Postby mstibs » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:55 pm

bulldawg_65 wrote:Longaberger's are made here in Knightstown Indiana

chance for a new job for you ... ;)
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Re: Crafting on a large scale - The Longaberger Company, USA

Postby ToneWood » Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:36 pm

The boss, Tami Longaberger, looks & sounds a lot like Martha Stewart to me. Just the sort of product Martha Stewart would approve of too.
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Re: Crafting on a large scale - The Longaberger Company, USA

Postby Toby Allen » Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:25 pm

Wow, very very cool. i want one.
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Re: Crafting on a large scale - The Longaberger Company, USA

Postby bulldawg_65 » Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:47 am

Stibbs,

It Just isn't my thing! ;)
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