A basket weaving workshop will be taught in the Grand Hall at Fort Walla Walla Museum. The instructor will be Maribeth Bergstrom.
Students will create an Appalachian egg basket, which is a double-bottomed basket. Round reed and flat reed for weaving the main body of the basket will be available in natural blond. Reed dyed in other colors will be available for contrast weaves.
It will take most students the entire four hours to complete a basket. Some students may finish earlier, some will take a little longer. Students should expect to stay for the duration of the class for instruction and assistance.
Some of the reeds are lightly dyed. It is possible (but unlikely) that some of the nontoxic dye would temporarily discolor light clothing or hands. This is temporary, but people concerned may bring and wear waterproof gloves. Participants should wear older clothing and bring an old towel that can be placed across the lap to absorb any dampness from the wet reed.
The cost for this workshop is $25 for members of Fort Walla Walla Museum, and $30 for non-members. It is recommended for adult and senior participants; the minimum recommended age for participation is 14 years. Please register early as space is limited.