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Baltimore, MD 21209

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This quilt basket has been around for years in so many variations! Mine was made at least 20 years ago with Anne Bowers. It is so sturdy and serviceable and has carried loads of heavy books, materials for festivals and anything else I need to load into it! You will use this basket for any years. The basket is the photo is stained.

Measuring 17"L x 8"W and 19" at the handle, the weaving moves more quickly due to a 1 1/2" ash strip insert! The handle weaves back into the basket and is wrapped making the basket extra strong. Blue Denim is the one color choice.

  • Level: Intermediate

  • Price: $135

  • Dates: October 28 and 29, 10:00 - 5:00 each day. This is the last basket class of 2017.

Refunds: There are no refunds. All materials for these classes are custom-made and/or ordered and hand dyed in advance. If you are unable to attend the class for any reason, you will receive a kit and all the supplies needed to make the basket. Based on variability, availability and costs of materials and molds, all prices subject to change without notice.

All sales and proceeds from Charm City Baskets are dedicated to supporting the research of the nonprofit Center for Research in Basketry, Inc., (CRB). The CRB’s mission is to study the effects of social policy on the basket making industry, the work and personal lives of basket makers and their baskets, and to add scholarship and research to the profession.
 


The Maryland State Arts Council has awarded CRB Maryland Traditions grants for the past four years. CRB has used the funding to examine basketry tied to Native Americans on the Eastern Shore, Baltimore City, the lives of watermen, immigrants of the Western mountains, and the manufacturing of baskets in North East, Md. Research projects highlight the basketry of Southern Maryland, including tobacco-drying baskets, Maryland basket making guilds, Native American tribes on the western shore and the use of baskets for fishing and crabbing. 


Basket owners are invited to bring in their own handmade baskets to Kathi Beauchesne by appointment to have their pieces studied and documented. In a race to save the disappearing craft of basket making, the CRB and its exhibits are part of a vital research effort by the Center for Research in Basketry to identify and record baskets throughout Maryland.

The Center holds basket making classes from March until October.

Our CRB website, basketresearch.org is under revision and reorganization. Should you have any questions, please contact Kathi Beauchesne at kobeauchesne@basketresearch.org.

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