Basketry


Basket Weaving Classes with Ray Lagasse

In this workshop, you will choose one basket design to make and you will learn the fine craft of basket making using reed and hardwood. You will be guided through the process of constructing your own beautiful and functional handmade basket from start to finish. All tools and materials needed to make your chosen basket will be supplied by the instructor. This class is open to all skill levels and no prior basket making experience is needed.

Students are encouraged to bring a bagged lunch and beverage to satisfy them during this 7-hour workshop.

Space is limited to 6 students and pre-registration is required.


Group 1 Baskets
Tuition with all materials included is $135.00

Saturday, May 9, 2020 – 9 am to 4 pm – CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Saturday, August 15, 2020 – 9 am to 4 pm – CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Saturday, October 10, 2020 – 9 am to 4 pm

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In this workshop, you will choose one basket design to make and you will learn the fine craft of basket making using reed and hardwood. You will be guided through the process of constructing your own beautiful and functional handmade basket from start to finish. All tools and materials needed to make your chosen basket will be supplied by the instructor. This class is open to all skill levels and no prior basket making experience is needed.

For this class, you will choose one basket design from the following Group 1 choices: Garden Basket or Double Pie Basket, Medium Pack Basket*, Large Pack Basket**, Woolgathering Basket, Laundry Basket, Herb Basket, or Stair Basket.

*Medium Pack Basket is $140

**Large Pack Basket is $145


Group 2 Baskets
Tuition with all materials included is $115.00

Please call us at (603) 279-7920 to be contacted when this class is scheduled.

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Group 3 Baskets
Tuition with all materials included is $135.00

Saturday, June 27, 2020 – 9 am to 4 pm – CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Saturday, September 12, 2020 – 9 am to 4 pm
Saturday, November 7, 2020 – 9 am to 4 pm

Click here for information about each basket

In this workshop, you will choose one basket design to make and you will learn the fine craft of basket making using reed and hardwood. You will be guided through the process of constructing your own beautiful and functional handmade basket from start to finish. All tools and materials needed to make your chosen basket will be supplied by the instructor. This class is open to all skill levels and no prior basket making experience is needed.

For this class, you will choose one basket design from the following Group 3 choices: Market Basket with Fixed Handle, Tote Basket, Round Tray Basket, or Wine Basket.


Group 4 Baskets
Tuition with all materials included is $155.00 for section A baskets and $165 for section B baskets.

Saturdays, July 18 & 25, 2020 – 9 am to 4 pm – CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED

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In this workshop, you will choose one lidded basket design to make and you will learn the fine craft of basket making using reed and hardwood. You will be guided through the process of constructing your own beautiful and functional handmade basket from start to finish. All tools and materials needed to make your chosen basket will be supplied by the instructor. This class is open to all skill levels and no prior basket making experience is needed.

For this class, you will choose one basket design from the following Group 4 choices:

Section A – Lidded Knitting Basket, Lidded Creel Basket

Section B – Lidded Double Pie Basket, Lidded Picnic Basket


Shaker Pincushion with Jean Reed

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 – 1 pm to 4 pm – POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

These heirloom baskets are very unique and rich in history.  It is a basket reproduced just as the Shaker sisters made it many years ago to be sold to the ladies that visited their stores.  Your basket will be woven on a mold, from hand pounded ash as the Shakers did.  The pincushion is assembled with fabric, ribbon and saw dust as the originals were.

Tuition is $80.00 per student with no additional materials fee.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.


Simply Country Workbasket with Jean Reed

Sunday, August 2, 2020 – 9 am to 5 pm

We call this our Simply Country basket because of the simplistic design and country charm but don’t let that fool you because this very strong, sturdy, and versatile basket serves many purposes. It is a great basket for the first time weaver to start with or a relaxing project for the more experienced.  Your basket will measure approximately 10” wide x 10” in height, before handle, with a solid wooden base.

Students should plan to bring a dish towel, scissors, tape measure and since it’s an all-day class, a brown bag lunch is recommended. 

Tuition is $100.00 per student with no additional materials fee.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.



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Route 3
279 Daniel Webster Hwy
Meredith, NH 03253
603-279-7920
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