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Basket Weaving Returns to Amboy 4-H Center Dec 5th

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Martin Bullis assists beginner basket weavers at last spring’s basket weaving workshop. Martin Bullis assists beginner basket weavers at last spring’s basket weaving workshop. Submitted photo

Cornell Cooperative Extension is pleased to once again offer basket weaving at the Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center.  On Saturday, December 5th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Linda Allen will lead a hands-on workshop in basket weaving as part of the Center's Nature Inspires series.

Allen has been creating baskets since her first 6” melon basket in the late 1980s. Little did she know how that first basket would change her life. Her love of weaving quickly expanded to designing, teaching, exhibiting, and entering juried shows. In 1990 she opened a shop, Adirondack Basketry, in her home, has branched out to work with an artists’ co-op selling her baskets, and in 2004 added an online shop. Allen teaches throughout the eastern United States for various guilds, conferences, art centers, and organization, and enjoys sharing her basketry knowledge and experience with others.

During this workshop, program participants will create their own market basket. The basket will measure 6” x 10” x 10”. This is a great basket for gift-giving or to fill with pinecones for a centerpiece this holiday season. There will be a selection of colors available. The program fee for this artistic workshop is $4 per person plus $28.00 for the basket supplies. All tools and other supplies are provided. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a lunch. Registration, including payment of the $32.00 in advance, is required as space is limited. To register for this program, please contact the 4-H Office at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego at 963-7286 before mailing your program fee.

This Nature Inspires series is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Legislature and administered by CNY Arts. Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities, and provides equal program and employment opportunities.

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