February 7 - 9, 2019 (three days)
02/07/2019 - 02/09/2019
Instructor: Beth Hester, The Basket Maker's Catalog
Strong, beautiful and functional Nantucket baskets are indeed heirlooms to treasure. Explore the fundamentals of Nantucket basket making techniques including carving staves, weaving on a mold, rim preparation, drilling, rim pinning and lashing. Materials include: cherry base, cane staves, cane weavers, rattan rims, brass ears and handcarved slotted Oak handle. Class fee covers use of molds (basket mold and rim mold) during class. On the initial workshop evening you’ll prepare staves and begin weaving. Day two you’ll continue weaving and prepare the rims; if needed, you’ll have homework to complete the weaving of your basket. Day three consists of removing the basket from the mold, drilling and pinning the rims to the basket, attaching the handle, and lashing. The Nantucket basket is challenging, but it’s an extremely rewarding experience resulting in a beautiful finely-woven basket to treasure! Call today to register; class size is limited.
Size: 6” diameter
Level: Confident Beginner to Advanced
Dates for the Three-Day Workshop:
Thursday - Feb. 7 Time: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday - Feb. 8 Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday - Feb. 9 Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Class Location: Kentucky Museum on the campus of Western Kentucky University 1400 Kentucky St. • Bowling Green, KY 42101
To Register Contact: Lynne Ferguson, Artist-in-Residence Register Here
Phone: 270-745-2594 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to Register: January 18, 2019
Class Fee per Student:
Fee includes: Materials, pattern, materials preparation, use of tools, use of molds and instruction fee.
Kentucky Museum Member: $193 Non-member: $215
Supplies for Students to bring to Class:
A dozen spring-type clothespins
Scissors or shears
Flexible measuring tape
A coffee mug to hold water
An old towel and/or apron
Carving Knife or pocket knife
Small Basketry Packing Tool
Sandpaper, fine & medium
Dremel Tool or Small Drill (optional)
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