Appalachian Egg Basket Weaving

Wild Hand



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Learn to weave a traditional Appalachian egg basket, using both round and flat reed. The shape of this beautiful basket keeps eggs from rolling around so you can carry them safely without breakage. This basket is perfect for those who raise chickens or anyone who wants to have a beautiful, handmade basket for gathering herbs, veggies, and flowers from the garden or to display in their home. In this workshop you will learn how to make an “ear” with the handle and rim where the ribs will be placed; how to space the ribs so that you create the traditional shape and weave with the over/under pattern that forms the sides and bottom of the basket. Although you will not be staining the basket in class, Sara will explain how it is done. You will receive a pattern and multiple handouts regarding basketry. This is a beginner workshop and no experience is necessary, however moderate hand strength is needed to comfortably enjoy the workshop. The fee includes all of the materials you need for the workshop.

In order to create a safe, inclusive learning space we're asking all students, teaching artists, and staff wear masks at all times while they are indoors. We are also asking students and teaching artists to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test (can be at-home, rapid, or PCR) within 2 days of their workshop session.

Wild Hand students get a one-time 15% off discount code for use during and up to two weeks following their last workshop session (you will receive the discount code at your workshop).

We absolutely understand that things come up and you may need to cancel your workshop registration. We've done our best to create a cancellation policy that honors how fickle life can be alongside a commitment to our teaching artists. If you need to cancel your workshop registration we are happy to offer a 50% store credit refund for cancellations made at least two weeks in advance. Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds for cancellations made less than two weeks in advance.

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