Basket Workshop with Karen Wychock

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. Students will learn to lay out the base over a mold, weave the sides of the basket using chase weave, attach the rims and handles, and lash the basket. You may choose to keep the basket natural or incorporate color (several colors to choose from).

basket with handles

September 21, 2024
9:30am – 3:30pm

$65 class + $50 material fee payable to instructor at the time of class

About the Artist

Karen was an art teacher in the Neshaminy School District for 22 years – at the elementary and middle school level before becoming the principal of Neshaminy Middle School in Langhorne, PA. When the school was closed in 2008, she became principal of Tohickon Middle School in the Central Bucks School District. Upon retiring in 2014, she has focused her attention on basketry.

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.

Aside from teaching basketry at her home studio, Karen has taught at the Mennonite Heritage Center in Harleysville, the Mercer Museum in Doylestown, PA, Washington Crossing Park and at the Waterford, Virginia Craft School.

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