Create your own summer tote basket from scratch and in the comfort of your own home with our virtual instant access workshop. Carolyn Kemp will take you step-by-step to create this large basket. Make it yourself with Carolyn guiding you step by step from the comfort of your own home. A video link and password will be emailed to you instantly upon purchase. You will be mailed a full kit of supplies for the basket material along with an illustrated pattern. This fairly large tote basket is perfect for summer outings. Take it to the farmers’ market, the beach, or carry all your craft supplies to class. Suitable for all levels of weavers. Dimensions: 12” x 9” x 8” with Shaker tape (woven cloth) handles. The tote is woven from dyed & natural reed rattan, hand dyed in robin's egg blue with matching handles and decorative buttons. 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) that will be listed in your mailed instructions.
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. -CarolynCarolyn 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.