Gathering Baskets Saturday May 28, 2022 9:30am – 3:30pm (Ages 18+)
Working over wooden molds, in the methods of the Shakers, students will be weaving a gathering basket just in time for their summer blooms and veggies. Students will choose what size basket that they want to weave. The gathering basket will be made of a combination of reed and oak. The body of the basket will be woven of reed with oak handles and runners. The rims will be made of pre-bent reed.
$60 + materials fee based on basket sizes. Small: $50 or Medium $55
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.