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Few of us make anything by hand any longer. But basket-weaving remains one of the oldest, most satisfying, and most useful skills still practiced today. In this workshop, we learn assembly techniques that are 200 years old to make two baskets we can bring home and use ourselves or give as gifts.
Nathan Taylor is a highly accomplished and respected master basket-maker who has been researching, designing, and teaching basketry for more than 30 years. The skills we learn are derived from the Shaker’s system, which was known in its time as producing the finest basketry in the world.
The two basket designs we work on in this workshop—a Cape Cod purse and a Sweetheart Picnic basket, both designed by Taylor—offer us an opportunity to gain a deep appreciation for the history of American splint basketry and for the objects we will have made with our own hands.
This workshop is perfect for beginners and experienced craftspeople alike.
All materials are provided.
The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 800.944.1001 for details.
The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.
Nathan Taylor is author of Shaker Baskets and Legend of the Bushwhacker Basket. Known for bringing the lost art of Shaker basketry back to life, he is an expert in Nantucket basketry and own a basket shop and supply catalog for Shaker, Nantucket, and country basketry in Hohenwald, Tennessee. basketshop.com