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.
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