The Farms: Basket Weaving — ‘Thankful’

As we transition into fall, it is a time of thankfulness. Help express that sentiment at Basket Weaving — Thankful — from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 in The Studio.*

This project, “Thankful,” starts by weaving a filled base on a 6 x 20 inch ‘D’ handle. Techniques will include start/stop weaving, twining, continuous weave, and the use of overlays. There will be an emphasis on shaping this basket. The accent colors will be smoked, gold, and celery green. Shaker tape and sea grass are woven in this basket as accents creating lots of texture!  A colorful fall floral sprig and ribbon will adorn the front with a pop of color in the rim.

$90/person. Register here by Nov. 4. All sales are final.

Registration fees include all materials.

*Lunch will not be provided. Participants should bring a lunch or plan to visit the Greenhouse Café during the break.

If you will need disability-related accommodations in order to participate, please email


About the instructor

Bonnie Rideout wove her first basket in 1994 and quickly caught the “basket bug”. In 2006 Bonnie started her business, Bonnies Baskets, teaching others how to weave and led to selling basketry supplies, baskets and embellishments at craft and art shows. Shortly after, she began designing her own baskets, which she loves to do!

In addition to teaching locally, Bonnie loves to travel to teach. Her travels have led her to Missouri, Michigan, Kentucky, Indiana, Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, Iowa, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and Minnesota and is looking forward to adding a few more states to that list!

In 2018 Bonnie returned to her basket business full time and is loving it! You can find her website here. She is also on Facebook, Instagram and Etsy.


About The Farms

The Farms: An Allerton Folk School, offers classes, workshops, and gatherings focusing on art, health & wellness, history, nature & outdoor education, or scienceAll experiences value hands-on, experiential teaching and learning, and are facilitated by and for the members of the community.

See the complete fall class schedule here.


Nov 18 2023


9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Nov 18 2023
  • Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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