Working over a wooden mold in the manner of the Shakers, basket weaver Karen Wychock will lead participants in weaving a market basket. You may choose to weave a small, medium or large 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.
There are three sizes that you may choose from when registering for the workshop. If you are a novice weaver, the instructor recommends weaving the small or medium market basket.
Small Market Basket (Materials Fee $35) – size 6 1/2” W x 12” L x 6” H
Medium Market Basket (Materials Fee $40) – size 8” W x 14” L x 6 ½” H
Large Market Basket (Materials Fee $45) – size 10” W x 17” L x 7” H
Instructor Karen Wychock is a member of the Bucks County Craftsmen’s Guild and the PA Guild of Craftsmen. As a weaver of traditional Shaker baskets, she has sold her work through various shows throughout PA and Delaware. She was also president of the Penn-Jersey Basket Weavers Guild for six years and has taught numerous basket weaving workshops.
Preregistration is necessary as the workshop size is limited. The workshop fee is $55 ($50 member) plus a materials fee for your choice of basket. Select member or non-member below and the size basket you would like to weave, then click on the Submit button to pay securely through PayPal with your credit card. Registration will be confirmed. No refunds are given unless a workshop is canceled for insufficient enrollment.