Due to COVID-19, FTWG cancelled its 2022 Conference two months before it was scheduled to start. As a result, this workshop was not taught in 2022.

Basketry – Weaving with Reed and Fibers

Skill Level

All levels

Required Skills:

    Class Length

    • 2.5 days
    • Friday: 9 am to 12 pm, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
    • Saturday: 9 am to 12 pm, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
    • Sunday: 9 am to 12 pm


    From ancient times people have made baskets out of found materials to store and carry items as well as decorations for their homes. We will make 3 types of basket: a round medium size twined basket, an Appalachian spoke basket with either grapevine or reed handle and a gourd basket with basketry top, handle and Cherokee curls.


    Registration Fee $290 for members and $320 for all others
    Materials Fee $0

    Materials Fee includes: All the materials and tools needed to complete the projects.

    Students to Bring

    • An apron
    • An old towel
    • Students are welcome to bring any tools they already own, if they prefer to use their own.
    • Students are encouraged to bring any embellishments they would like to incorporate into their projects.


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