Join Peggy Adelman to learn to make baskets out of basket reed.

There are many different basket options. Some can be decorative and some can be useful. Baskets can be many different shapes, sizes and colors. Each basket will teach the weaver different basket making skills. The baskets could include oak handles, leather handles, wooden bases or woven bases.

Each basket will include dyed reed and there will be different color offerings. Students need to bring a water basin, an old towel, a small screw driver, and heavy duty scissors. The teacher will provide the basket kit and any other necessary tools.

Basket options: Check our web site for photos of different baskets. 

  • Sydney's Satchel: medium sized tote with braided leather handles and a woven, filled base and "Cherokee Wheels" design added after basket is complete; all levels; $44
  • Wishi Washi: basket with patterned rows woven through the middle created using Washi Tape and additional rows woven with natural reed and seagrass, basket has a wooded base and side handles created by the rim; all levels; $45
  • Emma Elizabeth:  Williamsburg handle helps to create a flaired shape, border is an inside out Gretchen border (some weaving experience is helpful in creating this border); advanced beginner; $42
  • Casey's Countertop: tray-like basket can catch all the odds and ends that pile up, holding a reasonable amount but doesn't take up too much space; all levels; $35

Class cost is $104.00 with materials paid to instructor ranging from $35.00-$45.00

Additional Information

Street and lot parking, wheelchair accessible

Directions to this Event

From I-77, exit 14 West toward Galax, left on Main Street. From Independence, Rt 58 East toward Galax, right on Main Street. Travel to corner of Main and Grayson Street.