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Event Series Event Series: Susan Taylor – Basketry Classes

Basketry Workshop: Two-Pie Basket

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Interested in the craft of basketry? Southern Highland Craft Guild member, Susan Taylor, will be hosting multiple basketry classes in 2024 at the Folk Art Center!
Join Susan on February 20th for a Two-Pie Basket-making class!
Tuesday, February 20
Folk Art Center Boardroom
In this class, you will be crafting a two-pie basket. This is a basket where you can carry your pies, cakes, and other baked goods to the homes of friends and family, potluck suppers, festivals, and bake sales. It is commonly known as a “picnic basket.” This basket is relatively easy and fun to weave and is created to last a lifetime! Consider joining the class with a friend, or come alone and make friends as you learn!
To register, call or text Susan at 828-284-5524
Fee: $95 – includes all materials, tools, and supplies.
About the Instructor
Susan is a native of the coal mining village of Shady Spring, West Virginia. As a child, she watched her mother, Mae Alice Taylor, weave functional baskets. In 2002, after back surgery limited Mae’s mobility, it was time for mother to pass to daughter her precious knowledge of the art of basket weaving. Susan describes that time as “finally coming home”. The combination of fibers and artistry had opened a new avenue of self-discovery for her. Susan’s baskets are known for their quality, attention to detail, and visual excitement. A ‘natural’ in 3-dimensional arts, Susan also enjoys pottery, gourd projects, jewelry making, beadwork, wood turning, and felting wool.
Upcoming Workshops: 
March 19 – Wool-Drying Basket
April 16- Biscuit Basket with Wooden Base
May 21 – Cat Head
June 18 – Wine Basket
July 16 – Wall Basket
August 13 – Open Bowl
September 17 – Oui Jar
October 15 – Market Basket
November 19 – Round Table Tray
December 17 – Rectangle Storage Basket


February 20
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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