Plaid Picnic Basket with Connie Denton

Plaid Picnic Basket with Connie Denton

You will learn how to weave a basket base, sides, and rim over a market bottom, swing hickory handle. Color and weave effects in basketry will be explored, using reed dyed in natural dye products. Make a 12" x 12" x 12" basket with a 18" high swing hickory handle. You can weave with a demonstrated plaid pattern, or make up your own plaid pattern. Several baskets will be available for inspiration. The basket is finished with a double lashed, flat oval rim.


This class is open to beginners and those familar with the process.



Class will be held in Building 1 (Classroom Building)

Classroom area #1 

Saturday May 11 from 9am-noon AND 2pm-5pm

Please arrive at Class Check-In (at the entrance to the Class Building) at least 10 minutes early to receive your Nametag and find your class area.



Please bring: Sharp, strong scissors, an awl or small flat-headed screwdriver, 2 plastic hand basins or buckets (one for natural and one for dyed reed), an old towel, a squirt bottle.


The Materials Fee for this class is $25.00 and includes a hickory swing handle, dyed and natural reed, all rim components.


A minimum of 4 students must register for this class to be held.

  • Cancellation and Refund Policy

    In the unfortunate event you need to cancel your registration, please contact the Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair team at or by calling 385.429.3201.


    Please note: after March 10, 2019, we will refund 50% of the class fee, and after April 10, 2019, refunds are no longer available.


    Transfers will be approved on an individual basis.

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