April 13, 2019

Building an Appalachian Egg Basket

  • Day 1 of 7
     January 13, 2020
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Day 2 of 7
     January 20, 2020
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Day 3 of 7
     January 27, 2020
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Day 4 of 7
     February 3, 2020
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Day 5 of 7
     February 10, 2020
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Day 6 of 7
     February 17, 2020
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Day 7 of 7
     February 24, 2020
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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In this class, you will spend almost two months building an Appalachian Egg Basket! Together we will make hoops, weave rosettes to anchor the frame, and then add ribs to build out the frame.

From partial basket to complete!

We need to spend so much time incrementally weaving the baskets closed to allow sufficient time for the willow weavers to dry and firm up. Finally we will learn “packing” and “finishing” of our baskets in order to produce an extremely durable, useful and beautiful basket.

While each 2 hour class will have a specific focus, there may also be time to practice already learned skills and begin construction of a second or third basket. The instructor will provide the natural materials needed for each of the first two meetings and then participants will be charged with gathering materials for completion of their baskets.

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Registration Includes

Instruction and all materials. Everyone will go home with a completed Appalachian Egg Basket.

Skill Level

No prior experience needed

Best for Ages…

18 and older.

You should bring…

Wear comfortable “work” pants or jeans, as we will be flexing dogwood staves across our knees. Also bring a sharp knife for whittling, needle nose pliers, an awl and a box cutter.


1917 W Superior St, Duluth Folk School Library, Duluth, Minnesota, 55806, United States


The Library is upstairs in the Duluth Folk School/Dovetail Cafe building.

Duluth Folk School Library Classroom

Note: The Library is up one flight of stairs, and we do not have an elevator.


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Duluth Folk School
1917 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 481-7888


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