Appalachian Baskets

unspecified-5Learn to weave a traditional Appalachian style basket. Katrina will discuss the many local weaving materials available to us. We will explore the variety of fibers growing in this beautiful northern California area, as we discuss what you can plant in your own garden to weave many more baskets.

The art of basket making was often passed down to the next generation. Various construction methods can sometimes identify the basket-weaver or the family weavers.

Appalachian split baskets initially seemed to be made to provide containers for various chores around their country farms. The raw materials were available in the abundant woodlands and the knowledge to make them was present among the folks. Split baskets are strips of wood such as hickory, oak, or ash splits removed from felled trees.

Katrina Sky Weaver will be sharing Appalachian Basket Making.