(2022) Basket Weaving

One-day basketry workshop with Wendy Jensen

Instructor: Wendy Jensen

Dates offered 2022: Jun 18 (class full; waiting list only)

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 “Field Basket” in our wonderful Barn Studio.

Field Basket

field basket

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

Starting with a double spoked base and tapered secondary stakes, students will weave and shape the side of this handsome and utilitarian round basket using rattan. The basket is finished with a sturdy rim and leather side handles. Shaping, rimming, scarfing and lashing will all be taught.

Basket dimensions: 13″ deep × 8″ high

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: www.WendyGJensenBaskets.com.

Prerequisites: none

Max enrollment: 10 (minimum 6)

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

Materials fee: $50

Room & board: We offer a variety of room & board plans with lodging in Farmhouse, Cabin, or Glamping Tent

For more detail: See also costs & logistics, food & accommodations

Days offered: One-day session, Sat

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

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