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    September 1, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Basketmaking Class: Coming up Wednesday, September 1st

Make your own basket!

Weave into autumn with your very own square-sided basket, called Pick Up Sticks. Whether you plan on storing vegetables or fruit in your own handmade basket, this handsome colorful open cube basket will double as an enticing display for your fall harvest. Come prepared to weave all day, have fun and learn several weaving techniques!  Color choices will vary depending on what’s available.

Some basket making experience is recommended, but not required. Beginner weavers are welcome, but may have to finish up their basket at home.

Tools and supplies provided or bring your own if you have them.  Come learn some basics of weaving and leave with a beautiful and functional basket.

Wednesday, September 1st
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (with 1/2 hour break for lunch)
Instructor: Ida Atkinson
Tuition and materials: $85
Class limit: 8 participants
We need at least 3 participants to continue with the class
Ages: 18+ to register

You must be vaccinated to enroll for this class!

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, 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