Cotton Cord Baskets

August 10 – August 11, 2023
9 am to 5 pm


Come with your friends for relaxing fun weaving with cotton cord. The soft, non-waxed cord feels silky and soft to the hands. Students choose one of two to make. Linda will demonstrate the many techniques used in all the optional choices. Learn twining, triple twining, looping, braiding, rims and more. Project choices: Twizzy, LoopDLou Pouch, Arrowhead.
Instructor will bring all materials to make the basket and tools students will need during class.
Students should wear comfortable clothing.

Twizzy Class Description

Dimensions: 5 ½” D x 2 ¼” – 2 7/8”H
Students start with a base with pre-glued spokes. Triple twine with three colors cotton cord in stacking pattern, then twine with soft suede leather. The rim is accented with braided cotton cord and lashed with cotton cord.

LoopDLou Pouch Description

Dimensions: ½”x 4”w x 4 ¼”H (up to)
Fun for all weavers! Learn a looping stitch with waxed poly and cotton cord combined. Select from a variety of colors to make it your pouch. A wood mold makes for stitching and shaping ease. Linda will demonstrate her techniques. Braid a neck cord with cotton cord, then attach to pouch and it’s ready for you to wear.

Arrowhead Class Description

Dimensions: 5 ½” D x 3 1/8”H
This basket inspiration came from another cotton cord basket I designed called Celebration. Instead of stacking the arrows we make them spiral. Students will start with a wood base with the spokes pre- glued prior to class. The design is quad twined with four colors of cotton cord and finished with a modified version of a match stick rim. The rim inspiration came from a basket I designed years ago. Students will have a choice of colors. Techniques include quad twining, completing a row and setting up for next, spiral and stack pattern, and shaping.

Materials Fee: Paid directly to the instructor.

Twizzy $53.00
LoopDLou Pouch $50.00
Arrowhead $53.00

Special Tools or Equipment: None

Instructors COVID preference: Your instructor reserves the right to require safety requirements depending on the state of the pandemic at the time of the workshop.

Workshop Policies

Please be sure to read our policies before you register for a workshop.

Age Requirements

The minimum age to attend a regularly scheduled workshop is 16 years. We have set this age to ensure a safe, productive, and community-building experience for all of our students. There are no exceptions.

Accessibility & Accommodations

If you have questions about accessibility or would like to request reasonable accommodations, please contact our main office at 603-435-7314.

Student Cancellations

Cancellations must be made at least 30 days prior to the start date of a workshop in order to receive a refund.
Registration and material costs will be refunded, minus a non-refundable $25.00 registration fee.
A full refund will be made for any amount paid for overnight housing.

Sanborn Mills Farm Cancellations

Each workshop must have a minimum number of students to be held. If Sanborn Mills Farm finds it necessary to cancel a workshop, we will notify students two weeks prior to the scheduled workshop start date. A full refund will be provided to registered students. Refunds for a workshop purchased as a gift will be made to the purchaser only. Sanborn Mills Farm cannot be held responsible for any refunds for travel expenses or for off-site housing expenses incurred as the result of a cancellation of any kind.

Housing & Meals

Please refer to our housing page for more information.


Each workshop has its own safety procedures. Your instructor will review the specific safety requirements at the start of your workshop and throughout your class. Sanborn Mills Farm is a rural setting. If you are allergic to insect bites, please alert your instructor of your allergy and bring an epipen with you. For draft animal workshops or courses requiring time in the woods, be sure to review tick safety procedures from Tick Free NH. We advise students to wear comfortable clothing, comfortable and secure shoes, and consider your personal needs for a day or extended stay.