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Olive's Workshops

Wild Vine Garden Basketry

Regular price $105.00
Regular price Sale price $105.00

Instructor: Mary Doornbos

Saturday, October 15

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Ages: 15+

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

Using honeysuckle and grapevines, students will explore the Appalachian structure of ribbed basketry. Using a combination of rattan and locally gathered vines, students will create a small sturdy useful basket to take to the garden to harvest fresh vegetables and herbs.

There will be a 30-minute lunch break. Bring a lunch or explore local dining options.  

*We require all individuals over the age of two to wear appropriate masks in the classroom while participating in a workshop or event.

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. 

Students Supplies:

  • 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.