Weaving a Market Basket :April 30th
Berry Baskets: June 25th
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Weaving a Market Basket :April 30th 9:30 – 4:30 Working over a wooden mold in the manner of the Shakers, we will be weaving a market basket. It will be made of a combination of reed, ash and oak. The carrier will be woven of reed with oak handles and runners. The rims will be made of pre-bent reed. We will be lashing our rims to the basket with ash. You may choose to add color to your basket or keep it natural. There will be a variety of dyed reeds available for embellishment. Market Basket – dimensions are 8” W x 14” L x 6 ½” H
$50 + $45.00 Material fee paid to Karen Wychock directly
Berry Baskets: June 25th 9:30-1:30 Berry baskets could be found in New Jersey in the late 19th century to transport strawberries from the fields of New Jersey to the restaurants of New York City. Berry baskets were traditionally hand woven of oak or hickory splints on the farms during the cold, winter months. They were designed to hold individual servings of berries. If you are lucky, you can still find original berry baskets at local antique shops.
Why not join us and weave your own berry baskets? The baskets will be woven of reed over a wooden mold. We will then use copper nails to attach the handle to the basket and then lash the rims with ash.
$40 + Material fee $ 20.00 for 2 baskets paid to Karen Wychock directly.
Karen Wychock, a retired art teacher, is a juried member of both the Bucks County Guild of Craftsmen and the PA Guild of Craftsmen. She has taught beginning and advanced classes throughout PA as well as in her home studio in Warrington, PA. She sells her work at a number of shows throughout the tri-state area. Check out her website at www.karenwychock.com or facebook for additional information.
Baskets & Blooms! March 19th 9:30-2:00 This charming 6” x 6” square reed basket with pre-bent oak handle and ash lashing is perfect for holding your fresh cut spring & summer flowers. Four small bottles fit snugly inside to hold your favorite blooms! A variety of dyed reed will be available to add interest to your basket.
$40 + Material Fee $25.00 paid to Karen Wychock directly. Colored bottles may be purchased from the instructor for an additional $6.
Weaving a Mail/Wall Basket: April 2nd 9:30 – 2:00 Is the junk mail piling up on your kitchen counter or your entryway table? This mail basket could be the secret to turning your pile of mail into a legitimate design statement. It can sit on your kitchen counter, fit right over a door knob or even be wall mounted! It also looks great filled with flowers on your front door!
The basket measures 10” long x 3” wide x 10” high (can be taller). It is a reed basket with an oak handle. Dyed reed (red, green, blue and black) will be available to create pattern and design within the basket.
$40 + Material Fee $25.00 paid to Karen Wychock directly.