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Basket Workshops with Karen Wychock

Basket Workshops with Karen Wychock

Apple Basket Saturday September 17, 2022 9:30am – 3:30pm (Ages 18+)

Working over wooden molds, in the methods of the Shakers, you have an opportunity to weave a traditional 12” apple basket. The apple baskets will be woven of reed. The handles are made of pre-bent oak. As a student, you will learn to lay out the base over a mold, weave the sides of the basket using chase weave. You may choose to keep the basket natural or incorporate color. You will have several colors to choose from. You will then learn to attach the rims and handles and lash the basket.
$60 + $55 materials fee payable to the instructor at the time of class.

Karen was an art teacher for 22 years in the Neshaminy School District before becoming a middle school principal for 15 years in both the Neshaminy School District and the Central Bucks School District. She is a member of the Bucks County Craftsmen’s Guild, the PA Guild of Craftsmen and the Handweavers of Bucks County. She has sold her work at various shows and galleries throughout the northeast (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Virginia, and Ohio). She is currently president of the Penn-Jersey Basket Weavers Guild. As a group, we offer our members classes, workshops, and trips centered around our love of basketry. Aside from teaching basketry at my home studio, I have taught at the Mennonite Heritage Center in Harleysville, the Mercer Museum in Doylestown, PA, Washington Crossing Park and at the Waterford, Virginia Craft School.