You will LOVE this basket. This storage basket will hold lots of lots of things. The large handle makes grabbing this basket as you head out the door so easy. The sample basket is all one color but imagine using dyed reed to dress it up. Another simple yet functional basket. In this class, you will create a square-bottom basket that measures 13” in diameter and 9” high. This class will be student-paced, designed for the new basket weaver. Good hand strength will help. This is an ADULTS ONLY class.
You will learn these basic basket-making techniques:
- How to lay out the bottom of the basket
- Shaping the sides of the basket
- How to place a 12-inch handle on your basket
- How to fill in the bottom of a basket with a decorative twill!
You will work hard during this class but the outcome will be well worth it. There is truly something magical about taking basic supplies from nature and making a functional work of art. You will love this class!
Note this is a two-day class: Saturday, Feb. 18 and Sunday, Feb. 19.
Your instructor will provide all weaving supplies and strong basket weaving scissors and packing tools for sale.
Students are asked to bring the following materials:
- Bucket (at least ice cream bucket size or larger)
- Wooden clothespins (at least 20)
- Strong scissors
- Needle nosed pliers
- Measuring tape
- Small flat head screwdriver
- Spray bottle
- Pencil for marking
- Apron or old clothing that can get wet and perhaps snagged
Lunch will be on your own. We strongly recommend you bring a bag lunch with water/snacks as this class is scheduled through the lunch hour.
No experience required.
Students ages 18 and older are welcome to attend this class.
Marine Mills Folk School
550 Pine St., Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047
Total Cost: $135
NOTE: Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!