Taylors Collective | Basket Making Class and Demonstration
Located in the heart of Ellicott City’s Historic District, the 10,000 square foot Collective includes boutiques, studios and artisan workshops.
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Basket Making Class and Demonstration

Basket Making Class and Demonstration

You are invited to attend:

Seven Colors of Rainbow
Market Basket
Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
This class will be held at Taylor’s Collective
8197 Main Street
Ellicott City, MD

Ever wonder about the meaning of the colors of the rainbow? In this rainbow market basket, each color has meaning and intensity. For example, red is the hottest color and indicates passion, vitality. Red is followed by orange (practicality, control); yellow (wisdom, clarity of thought); green (growth, balance and health); blue (spirituality and divinity); Indigo (self-awareness, intuition), and violet (imagination, inspiration to artists).

I chose the color palette of rainbow for this colorful basket you can make in one day! The art of basket making can be easily learned by weaving this simple 10 X 14 X 7″ market basket. Learn techniques for making this memorable gift. Within one day, you will learn basic weaving skills:

using under/over weaving,
setting the handle,
follow a color pattern,
building up the sides,
adding a rim, and
lashing the rim.

If you have taken a market basket class before, you may practice following a color pattern and shaping your basket, using many colors and filling the base.

Skill Level: Beginner/ Advanced Beginner/All are invited to register.

Cost: $100

Refunds: There are no refunds. All materials for these classes are custom-made and ordered in advance. If you are unable to attend the class for any reason, you will receive a kit and all the supplies needed to make the basket.
Based on variability, availability and costs of materials and molds, all prices subject to change without notice.

All sales and proceeds from Charm City Baskets are dedicated to supporting the research of the nonprofit Center for Research in Basketry, Inc., (CRB). The CRB’s mission is to study the effects of social policy on the basket making industry, the work and personal lives of basket makers and their baskets, and to add scholarship and research to the profession.

The Maryland State Arts Council has awarded CRB Maryland Traditions grants for the past four years. CRB has used the funding to examine basketry tied to Native Americans on the Eastern Shore, Baltimore City, the lives of watermen, immigrants of the Western mountains, and the manufacturing of baskets in North East, Md. Research projects highlight the basketry of Southern Maryland, including tobacco-drying baskets, Maryland basket making guilds, Native American tribes on the western shore and the use of baskets for fishing and crabbing. 

Basket owners are invited to bring in their own handmade baskets to Kathi Beauchesne by appointment to have their pieces studied and documented.

In a race to save the disappearing craft of basket making, the CRB and its exhibits are part of a vital research effort by the Center for Research in Basketry to identify and record baskets throughout Maryland.

The Center holds basket making classes from March until October. Our CRB website, basketresearch.org is under revision and reorganization.

Should you have any questions, please contact Kathi Beauchesne at kobeauchesne@basketresearch.org.

Taylor’s Collective
8197 Main Street
2nd Floor
Ellicott City, MD 21043