Trestle Basket: September 30, 2023 9:30am – 3:30pm (Ages 18+)
This trestle basket would make a beautiful addition to your home. It comes in two sizes; either 10 1/2” x 20” x 9 1/2” or 6” x 24” x 7 1/2”. Either one can sit proudly down the middle of your dining room table, be featured on your sideboard, used to showcase bread and rolls at your next buffet or used to show off your favorite potted plants. Both baskets feature bushel basket handles and oak runners to support whatever they hold. You can choose to weave it natural or add color to create a pattern – the choice is yours! Whether you are a novice or an advanced weaver, this basket will make the perfect addition to your home.
$60 + $65 materials fee payable to the instructor at the time of class. Students should bring a towel or apron since they will be working with wet material. All supplies and tools will be provided by the instructor.
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.