Everything will be pre-cut and ready for you to start weaving your basket. After we enjoy a cup of Kai Organic Tea--a tea company we know based right here in Waco, we will start weaving. Monkey see--monkey do at first, then, you're off and running. There will be questions but I'll be with you the whole time to make sure everything stays on track. Bottom: Either we will show you how to build the bottom so it will have the necessary look, or we can pre-build this to give you more time. Your choice. The bottom is what makes the distinctive, Shaker "Cat Head." Sides: Use the provide reed and instruction to build up the sides. There is a lot of flexibility and you can use your own creativity here. Rim: A stiffer flat-oval reed will be used for the rim. This ensures strength and rigidity. All guests will be furnished with everything you need to complete your basket--reed, tools, access to instruction and refreshments. Smoking and alcohol are not permitted on the property--inside or out.
Even before I retired, I was intrigued by the beauty and practicality of baskets and how their natural fibers replace plastic. I started taking all the classes I could from the Master basket-maker at the Homestead Craft Village's Basket Shop. I saw how easy it can be and wanted to start replacing everything in my home with hand-built, permanent beauty rather than mass manufactured land-fill fodder. I'm doing that and you can too. You will leave with a basket you'll love--not because I'm a great teacher, but because your desire is all you need to nail this.
Waco's Kai Organic Tea
Reeds and the use of tools. If you want your own tools, we will show you where you can buy them--more reed, too.
The Blackberry Cottage is one of our vacation rentals. If weather permits, we may move out to its covered deck and enjoy the squirrels, birds and open air. If it's "too," it has excellent heating and cooling for your comfort. You can see this cottage by going to HeritageOvernight.com. It is ramp accessible and has it's own restroom and kitchenette. If the Cottage is not available, we will be in my house. (Texas weather makes us flexible.)
알아두어야 할 사항
최대 6명, 만 11세 이상만 참석 가능
정부 발급 신분증
신분증상의 사진과 대조할 수 있는 본인 사진을 찍어야 합니다. 이를 통해 에어비앤비가 체험에 참가하는 게스트를 확인할 수 있습니다. 이 절차는 한 번만 완료하시면 됩니다.
We are about 2 minutes away from Waco's No. 1 rated cafe, Cafe´ Homestead. They're open from 8 'till 6 every day but Sunday. A great place for breakfast or lunch!
Weave A Beautiful Shaker Basket