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Learn How To Weave Traditional Sweetgrass Baskets In This Workshop

Emma Colosia Emma Colosia

Learn How To Weave Traditional Sweetgrass Baskets In This Workshop

The Charleston Museum is hosting this amazing workshop you can’t miss.

Sweetgrass Baskets are a Charleston staple, if you’re a local we’re sure you have one at home. If you’re a tourist, you’ve certainly seen them on sale at the Historic Charleston City Market.

In case you didn’t know, there’s a basket-making tradition since the 17th century brought by African slaves that were brought to our country to work on plantations. If you would like to learn more about the history of the Lowcountry and make your own sweetgrass baskets, The Charleston Museum is hosting a fascinating workshop on October 2nd.

The workshop will be given by local artisan Sarah Edwards-Hammond and she’ll give in-depth instruction on sweetgrass basketry. Sarah comes from a long line of basket makers and has passed down the tradition to her family and member of the community. During the 4-hour class, you’ll learn a brief history of the craft and spend the remainder making their own basket guided by her. All materials and instruction will be provided!

Plan ahead as space is limited and reservations are required.

When: 📆Saturday, October 2, 2021
Where: The Charleston Museum 📍360 Meeting Street
Hours: ⏰9:30am-1:30pm
Tickets: 💵Member $75
Non-member $105

Register online or call 843.722.2996 ext.224

Featured photo by JHVEPhoto from Shutterstock.

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