Basket Weaving Basics

Weave a traditional Appalachian egg basket in this one-session workshop.


$80.00 per person

Per Session:

4h 30min

About this experience

Learn to weave a traditional Appalachian egg basket, using both round and flat reed. No experience is necessary. The shape of this basket is designed so that when you collect eggs, can carry them and other fragile goods safely over the back of a horse to market, or riding snugly against your hip when walking. Great for those who raise chickens and perfect for anyone who wants to have a beautiful, handmade basket to display in the home or give as a gift.

In this class you will learn how to make an “ear” plus engineer the traditional structure of this rib basket. The basket is woven with and “over/under” technique. Moderate hand strength is required for this class.


Price includes thoughtfully sourced materials (no additional materials fees). Students also get a one-time use 15% off discount card for use during and up to two weeks following the last class session!

All classes meet at our shop at 606 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia PA 19119 - in the heart of Mt. Airy Village. There is plenty of free on-street parking as well as High Point Cafe and Weaver's Way Co-op steps away for your food and beverage needs. Kiddos are always welcome to hang in the shop!

CANCELLATION POLICY // Wild Hand is happy to offer a store credit refund for cancellations made a week or more in advance. For cancellations made less than a week in advance we can offer a 50% store credit refund.

Your Host

SARA ROBBINS grew up in the Midwest and wishes she had learned how to knit, quilt and crochet from her grandmother and godmother. But proving that it’s never too late to learn something, she took up basket weaving in the 1980’s and apprenticed with a well-known local weaver. One person saw the organic nature of her baskets and suggested she might like Saori weaving, a more free-form style that does not follow a specified pattern. Sara joined Ready to Hand, a Saori
studio in Philadelphia, studied the technique and was completely entranced. Sara has served on the Board of Directors for PGHW for four years, as newsletter editor, and is currently the Outreach Coordinator and Education Co-Chair.