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Olive's Workshops

Berry Basket

Regular price $125.00
Regular price Sale price $125.00

Instructor: Mary Doornbos

Thursday, April 4, 11, 18 & 25

6:00 p.m.  –  8:00 p.m.


Ages: Adult (18 and up)

All levels are welcome. No experience required.

Students Please Bring:

  • Note taking materials.
  • Apron or Clothes you can get dirty.
  • (Optional) A snack and/or water bottle. Filtered water is available in the classroom.

Utilizing wild honeysuckle, bittersweet, or grapevine as an armature, and rattan as weavers, students will create a lovely little berry basket perfect for picking berries or garden herbs, and cute enough to display as home decor. The finished berry basket is approximately 7inches to 10inches wide and 3inches to 6inches deep based on vines picked and student preference. Returning students are welcome and able to further their knowledge.

All materials are included with a $(20) PAYABLE TO THE INSTRUCTOR at the time of the workshop. *Payment by cash or check is required for materials fees. 


About the Instructor: Mary Doornbos 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.