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Weekend Workshops: Basket Weaving

March 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

$10 – $15

Baskets have been created across the world as both a useful tool and a decorative art for thousands of years. In Wilton, both Indigenous peoples and colonial settlers used baskets large and small for all sorts of purposes, including drying herbs, carrying crops, and as long-term storage containers. Even into the 20th century, baskets were used by many of Wilton’s apple farmers during the fall harvest season.

Weaving with rattan (also known as reed), continues to be a popular practice, as it is pliable, organic, sturdy, and readily available. On Saturday, March 18, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Wilton Historical Society will hold its very own Basket Weaving with Rattan Workshop for kids. Museum Educator Catherine Lipper will discuss the construction and uses of baskets over time while participants become absorbed in creating their very own artifacts. A snack of Triscuits and apple juice will be offered. A perfect event for aspiring artisans!

Suggested for ages 6-10. The fee is $10 per child for members and $15 per child for non-members. Register online or via email.


Wilton Historical Society
(203) 762-7257
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Jordan Mason


Wilton Historical Society
224 Danbury Road
Wilton, CT
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