The Farms: Basket Weaving

This course has reached capacity. Please go through the registration process to be added to the waitlist.

Experience Level: Beginner

As we transition into the fall, it becomes a season we tend to reflect on what we are thankful for. This beginner weaving project, “Thankful”, starts by weaving a filled base on a 6” x 20” D handle. Techniques you will learn include start/stop weaving, twining, continuous weave, and the use of overlays.

There will be an emphasis on shaping this basket. The accent colors are 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 spring and ribbon adorn the front with a pop of color in the rim. This basket is sure to become a favorite!

This class will be led by Bonnie Rideout from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.* Saturday, Sept. 30 in the Music Barn.

$90/person (Ages 14+). Register here by Sept. 15. Registration fees include all materials. All sales are final.

*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 she started her business, “Bonnie’s Baskets,” teaching others how to weave which led to selling basketry sup-plies, 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. She is 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!

Find more information on her website. You can also find her on Facebook, Instagram and Etsy.

About The Farms

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

See the complete fall session schedule here.


Sep 30 2023


9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Sep 30 2023
  • Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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