Foraging Basket Workshop
On July 14, 2019, from 12 pm to 5 pm, come enjoy a day of basket weaving on our hillside herb farm!
In this 5-hour class lead by Penny Hewitt, you will weave a round basket, approximately 6”x 6,” with an optional strap. This small basket is perfect for berry-picking, mushroom-collecting, or harvests of any kind!
This class also includes a discussion of how the ash for the baskets is harvested and processed.
This is a great class for ages 10 and up.
About the teacher, Penny Hewitt:
A craftsperson, teacher, homesteader, and homeschooling mom, Penny Hewitt lives with her family on a diversified farm in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Through the curiosity of her sons, she became fascinated with and then passionate about preserving and passing on traditional skills, particularly in the forms of black ash and birch bark basketry. Working with responsibly harvested and hand-processed
materials from the forest surrounding her home, Penny seeks to create objects of beauty that are useful in everyday life. She is inspired by traditions of other cultures, and grateful for the opportunities of connection to people, place, nature, and self that her craft cultivates. Her experience with weaving includes teaching workshops, leading homeschool groups and crafting for income.