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Olive's Workshops

Ribbed Key Basket

Regular price $85.00
Regular price Sale price $85.00

Instructor: Mary Doornbos

Friday, November 10

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Ages: Intergenerational (16 and up)

Experienced Beginners, those with prior ribbed basket experience welcome. 

Student Supplies:

  • a small garden pruner
  • an old towel

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 home. Great for students who have taken a ribbed basket workshop with Mary before, or have prior experience. Students will learn a new shape and rib techniques for a half-rounded basket with a flat back. 

There will be a 1-hour lunch break. Bring a lunch or explore local dining options.

All materials are included with a $25 PAYABLE TO THE INSTRUCTOR at the time of the workshop. 

*Payment by cash or check is required for materials fees. 

 About 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.