Basket weaving has a long and noteworthy history. As far back as humans had a need to gather and carry things, there’ve been baskets. In fact, the oldest known baskets have been dated to between 10,000 and 12,000 years ago! In this workshop you’ll join the legions of basket makers who’ve gone before us, and make your own beautiful and functional basket. Your versatile hand-made basket will be a lovely addition to your holiday and everyday table or shelf. Or, you can gift it to a special person on your “Good” list.
The price of this workshop includes $16.00 worth of materials----enough to make two baskets! (Although, we'll have time to make only one in the class.)
You’ll walk away with:
· A flat reed basket approximately 7”W x 10” L x 2”H
· Enough materials left over to make another basket at home.
* Basic basketry techniques and vocabulary
* Skills that you can use for a lifetime
* Where to find materials to make more baskets on your own
Our guest instructor, Mary Lou Keck, first learned basket making decades ago from a seasoned Maine basket weaver. Mary Lou was hooked, and has been making baskets ever since. She formerly taught her well-honed skills to her church group, and continues to take lessons from other master basket weavers. Her home is filled with baskets of every kind and shape, and we can attest to their beauty and perfection.
NOTE: This workshop is geared to beginners ages 12 through 80+. Seating is very limited for this special workshop.
Cost: $48.00; includes personalized instruction by a master artisan and experienced craft instructor, as well as enough material to DIY two baskets (you’ll make only one basket in the class). You will also be able to take home some dye to make a more colorful basket in future.
Here are a couple images of Mary Lou's other baskets: