Dates: May 30-31, 2020
Class Times: Sat/Sun 9:00-4:00
Instructor: Penny Hewitt
Open Studio: None
Make your own basket and in the process learn one of the oldest crafts in human history. For thousands of years, baskets served as indispensable objects in every culture. Carry on the tradition and take home a beautiful, durable, useful, and comfortable-to-wear basket crafted from local and responsibly harvested, and hand pounded black ash logs. Students will weave an approximately 14" tall traditional Adirondack pack basket with cedar runners and base and adjustable harness. This basket is made to last and be used. It is a great size for a picnic lunch, a trip to the farmer's market or a day pack for hikes. Included is a discussion on how the material is harvested and processed.
Materials Fee: $175 – Please note: The materials used in your basket will be responsibly harvested and painstakingly hand-prepared by your instructor.
About the Instructor:
Penny Hewitt is passionate about preserving and sharing traditional skills, particularly in the forms of black ash and birch bark basketry. She transforms natural materials from the surrounding forests into objects of beauty that are useful in everyday life. She is inspired by traditions of other cultures, and is grateful for the opportunities of connection that her craft cultivates. Her experience includes teaching workshops to all ages, as well as crafting for income and pleasure. Penny's website is https://lazymillhillfarm.com.