Herb/Flower Gathering Basket Making – Virtual Workshop
Saturday, August 20, 2022
1pm-5:30pm Eastern (10am Pacific/11am Mountain)
Create your own gathering basket from scratch and in the comfort of your own home with our virtual workshop. Carolyn Kemp will take you step-by-step to create this large basket in one afternoon. This traditional basket, was and still is, used to gather cut flowers or herbs from the garden. The basket is large enough to hold plenty of stems and with an open base that allows loose earth to filter out. Fill it up as you carry it through the garden or sit it on the ground as you cut. Make it yourself with Carolyn guiding you step by step.
Students will receive an illustrated pattern to follow along with or save for an independent project. All basket materials will be included in your mailed kit. There is a short list of household tools that are required. (water bucket, towel, ruler, pencil, scissors, awl, clips/clothespins/twist ties)
Finished basket dimensions: 20” x 8” x 8” with an oak handle.
Woven from natural reed rattan it can be stained or left natural to age with time.
Some weaving experience is definitely helpful as this is not a “first” basket.
I am passionate about weaving. Years ago I began making baskets and have never lost interest. Whether I am teaching a student how to weave their first basket or spending the day dyeing materials, I am in my element. Weaving a basket is for me is like going back in time to a period when the basics of living depended on someone with the knowledge and skill to produce what was required or necessary in their daily life. -Carolyn
Carolyn Kemp is an accomplished basket weaver and artist with multiple instructional books published in basketry. Carolyn lives in Lancaster, South Carolina and has been teaching workshops with Shaker Village for years, having previously been our neighbor. She continues to offer workshops with us through these virtual options and has kits, finished baskets, and books in our store as well as her Etsy shop.
The August 20th session has sold out- we will offer this virtual workshop again this Fall.
We have added an option below to receive the full kit with instructions and a link to the recorded version of the workshop to follow along with. You will also have Carolyn’s contact info to write with any questions as you make your basket.