Weave a Berry Picking Basket2019-01-02T20:30:58+00:00

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Weave a Berry Picking Basket

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Weave a Berry Picking Basket

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Long ago, berry baskets were commonly used to collect abundant summer berries.

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 from oak or hickory splints during the cold, winter months.  They were designed to hold individual servings of berries.

  • Learn the basics of basket weaving.

  • Learn to use copper nails to attach the handle to the basket.

  • Take home two hand-woven berry baskets!

Instructor: Karen Wychock

Class Length:  One day

Date: Sunday, June 2: 10am — 2pm

No. of Students:  Minimum 3, Maximum 10

Tools: Bring an apron from home. (Water is used to soften the reeds). All other tools and materials will be provided by the instructor.

Description: The baskets will be woven of reed over a wooden mold.  We will use copper nails to attach the handle to the basket and then lash the rims with ash.

Weave a Berry Picking Basket

Class fee: $125 Materials: $60

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