Join the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum for a basket weaving workshop

| February 5, 2021

Director Jennifer Bush is hosting a virtual basket weaving workshop for children 8-12-years-old on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to noon on Zoom. Login and hear a short history on basket weaving and learn the techniques used by many Native American Tribes then try your hand at making your very own basket.

We’ll begin the workshop with an overview of the craft through JHM’s American Indian basketry collection. How did American Indians make their baskets? What fibers did they use? How were the baskets used? You will learn this and more by seeing examples of different weaves, discovering materials used, and studying overall designs. Jennifer Bush will then provide step-by-step instructions on a basic weaving technique.

All participants will receive their own materials to complete a basket. You will need a large bucket or sink basin to soak reeds in water, and you will need a large area to work where water will not damage your surroundings. The cost for this program is $5 per person.

Space is limited. Please register by filling out this form: http://www.jhmuseum.org/virtual-basket-weaving.html or by emailing us at [email protected] or calling us at 740-622-8710. This program is generously sponsored by the Ohio Arts Council.

The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is located in Historic Roscoe Village at 300 N. Whitewoman St., Coshocton, OH 43812. Museum hours are by appointment only Monday through Friday and from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (no appointment needed).

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