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Basket Making – FULL

August 6 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


market-basket-2-lo-resTime:  9 am to 4 pm
Materials/studio fee:  $20
Meals: Lunch featuring our farm grown food is included
Instructor: Lynn Martin Graton


Long before there were cardboard boxes, paper bags, and plastic bins, baskets were used to carry just about everything. A variety of techniques include twining, coiling, weaving, and plaiting.


In this workshop participants will be using a basic weaving technique to make a sturdy market basket measuring approximately 12market-basket-1-lo-res” wide by 11” high x 6” deep. The top of the basket will be finished up with a rim and double lashing. Handles of Shaker tape wrap around the bottom of this basket to make it exceptionally strong.  Options on sealants will be discussed.


While, in New England, the traditional material for making baskets is wood splints pounded out from the brown or black ash tree, in this workshop participants will be working with reed.


For more information on the baskets of New England:




  • This workshop can accommodate up to 6 students and needs a minimum of 3 to be held.
  • We urge students to register at least one month before the workshop start date.
  • A minimum of a one-day deposit is required with registration.
  • Cancellations received at least two weeks before the start date of the workshop will receive a refund, minus a $25 non-refundable registration fee.
  • Classes without a minimum number of students may be cancelled and a full refund will be provided.




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August 6
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sanborn Mills Farm
(603) 435-7314


Sanborn Mills Farm
7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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