Create your own gathering 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 in. 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. 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. 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. -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. Video runtime: 1.5 hours