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Olive's Workshops

Baskets From Your Backyard

Regular price $140.00
Regular price Sale price $140.00

Instructor: Mary Doornbos

Weekly: Wednesday, April 5, 12, 19, 26

 4:00 p.m. –  6:00 p.m.

Ages 16+

All levels are welcome. No experience required. Some hand strength needed.

Using honeysuckle and grapevines, students will explore the Appalachian structure of ribbed basketry. Using a combination of rattan and locally sourced vines, students will create a sturdy and useful basket for use in the garden, out foraging or in the home to carry their harvest.

All materials are included with $25 PAYABLE TO THE INSTRUCTOR at the time of the workshop.
*Payment by cash or check is required for materials fees. 

*Masks are recommended, but not required while participating in a workshop or event

Student Supplies:

  • a small garden pruner
  • an old towel

About Mary Doornbos

Mary has been a basket maker since 1983. Her academic credentials include a BA in Art Education and an MFA in Metalsmithing. Basketry has been a passion since moving to the rural south. She has learned many basketry tricks from outstanding teachers over the years. Mary embraces the fact that no machine can make a basket, and that many materials for this craft are available in one's own backyard.