Homeschoolers can learn about weaving and basketry

| October 1, 2013

school kidsCOSHOCTON – Home school families are invited to the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum on Tuesday, Oct. 15, to learn about basket weaving and try their hand at weaving. How did American Indians make their baskets? What fibers did they use? How were the baskets used?

The workshop will begin with an overview of the craft through JHM’s American Indian basketry collection. Types of weave, materials and basket designs will be introduced. Then participants will be divided into two age groups for the project. Those ages 10 and older will weave their own basket. Ages 9 and under will weave together on a tabletop loom and then make a woven piece to take home.

Art Encounter for Homeschoolers: Weaving and Basketry runs from 1 to 3 p.m. Cost is $8. Paid registration is required. Last day to register is Thursday, Oct. 11. Registration can be made by phone at 622-8710 from 9:30 to 5 p.m. on weekdays, and noon to 5 p.m. on the weekends.

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