(2023) Basket Weaving

One-day basketry workshop with Wendy Jensen

Instructor: Wendy Jensen

Dates offered 2023: Jun 24

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 “Williamsburg Handbasket” in our wonderful Barn Studio.

Williamsburg Handbasket

Williamsburg handbasket

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

A perfect utilitarian basket. Students will learn how to weave a basket base around a sturdy, preformed wooden handle. The basket walls are woven with a chase weave with an emphasis on shaping. Rim fitting, scarfing and lashing will also be taught. If time allows, students can decorate the handle in a variety of weaves.

Basket dimensions: 13″ high × 12″ deep

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

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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