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Event Phone: 207-625-3396

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  • Participant - Workshop
     October 26, 2022
     9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Participant - Optional extra time
     November 2, 2022
     9:00 am - 10:00 am

Basketmaking Class: Coming up Wednesday, October 26th

Make your very own Penobscot Tote Basket!

If you’re on the go, this incredible basket will take all you need along with you! Come weave with us, learn some new skills, and leave with the ultimate to-go basket. This is a great project for those with some weaving experience to hone their skills; but beginner basketmakers may have more to do at home. We’ll spend most of the day weaving, with optional time the following week for anyone who needs a little extra help finishing their basket.

No experience necessary, but beginner weavers should be prepared for some work at home. Come prepared to weave through the day, have fun and learn several weaving techniques!

Tools and supplies provided, but please feel free to bring your own basketmaking tools if you have them.

Wednesday, October 26th
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (with a 1/2 hour break for lunch)
Instructor: Ida Atkinson
Tuition and materials: $125
Class limit: 8 participants
We need at least 3 participants to continue
Ages: 18+ to register

Additional time, for any extra help finishing. (Optional for all participants!)
Wednesday, November 2nd, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

We are asking all participants to be vaccinated for covid-19 if they would like to attend this workshop. We may also still be wearing masks, depending on state guidelines.

We’ll meet at Tear Cap Workshops in the Community Woodworking Shop.

Please bring your own bag lunch.  (We have a refrigerator and microwave available if needed.)

And please bring a travel mug for your coffee or tea, if you’re bringing some, to protect your project from spills.

About the Instructor, Ida Atkinson:

Ida Atkinson has been a basket case for over twenty years! Starting with the 100+ Carolina Stars as wedding favors at her own wedding, Ida progressed through classes offered at adult ed programs until she became the adult ed basket instructor in several area programs. A former elementary teacher, she has a passion for making learning fun. Come join the fun and soon you will also be mumbling, “Under, over, under, over….” in your sleep.


Venue Phone: 207 625 3396

Venue Website:

22 Hampshire St, Hiram, Maine, 04041, United States