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Basketry Workshop: Wool-Drying Basket

March 19 @ 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 for a Wool-Drying Basket-making class!
Tuesday, March 19
Folk Art Center Boardroom
In this class, you will be crafting a wool-drying basket. This basket was used historically for just that, drying fleece. The basket has legs so that air can circulate through the wool, side handles to help carry the basket & wool, and an all-over twill pattern. This basket is relatively easy and fun to weave and is created to last a lifetime! The shaker tape handles go all the way around the basket for strength. 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: 
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


March 19
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Folk Art Center
Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway
Asheville, NC 28805 United States
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