Basket Weaving

One-day basketry workshop with Wendy Jensen

Instructor: Wendy Jensen

Happening in 2021? YES! See our Calendar for dates, and contact us if you're hoping to join us.

Vävstuga is excited to offer a one-day basket weaving workshop with Wendy Jensen, award-winning basket maker. You'll learn the techniques to make Wendy's "Carry-All" in our wonderful Barn Studio location.


harvest basket

Level: open
This project is appropriate for all levels of weaver, from beginner to more experienced.

This useful rectangular basket is woven of rattan with a "filled" plaited base. Students will weave and shape the sides of their basket with a start and stop weaving technique. Two wide weavers will be incorporated to accept the Shaker Tape strap that will be used as the carrying handles (there will be discussion about replacing the Shaker Tape with a handwoven band strap). Rim fitting, scarfing and lashing will also be taught.

Basket dimensions: 16" long × 10" high × 6" wide

Supply list


  • All equipment, supplies, and pattern will be supplied.


  • Notebook and pencil if you wish to take notes.
Wendy Jensen

Wendy Jensen is an award-winning professional basket maker living in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. She exhibits her work at juried craft shows and galleries nationally, and has taught basket making at many conferences, craft schools, museums and private facilities as well as her own studio for over 25 years. Her work was selected for publication in Lark Books' 500 Baskets. Although a majority of her work is made with rattan/reed, she has also been cultivating and weaving with basket willow for over 20 years.

For an inspirational photo gallery, check out Wendy's website:

Location: Farm Studio

Prerequisites: none

Max enrollment: 12 (minimum 6)

Course fee: $100 (includes all instruction and studio time, course handouts, lunch)

Materials fee: $45

Room & board: Available $75/night; meals not provided

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Days offered: One-day session, Sat

Schedule: Orientation 8:45am. Instruction time 9:00–12:30 and 1:30–5:00.