West Virginia
Basketry: Having Fun With Color
Explore the art of basketry and learn about flat reed weaving with an emphasis on finishing techniques and adding elements of color to baskets of your own design.
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Program No. 6241RJ
6 days
Starts at
6 days
5 nights
15 meals
5B 5L 5D
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At a Glance

During a relaxing yet inspiring week in the Appalachian foothills, learn from experts as you practice the art of basket weaving. Learn to dye colors to add to the baskets, and techniques and finishings like plaids, overlays and twills.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Minimal walking and standing on this program.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn hands-on techniques from a professional artist, and spend hours in the studio perfecting your craft.
  • Enjoy evening entertainment as a group, including a covered bridges field trip, or take advantage of free studio time.
  • Be inspired by the picturesque and tranquil backdrop of the Appalachian foothills and four peaceful lakes, and explore the area’s historic covered bridges, a two-story log cabin and a one-room schoolhouse.

General Notes

Please note that there may be additional fees for supplies required. Please call for additional information. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Gail Hutchinson
Gail Hutchinson has been teaching basketry enthusiasts across the United States for more than 25 years. Gail’s specialties are twills and hand shaping. This ingenious artist can be found most days in her workshop designing new baskets for basket weavers. Gail sells her top-quality work through Tamarack, which showcases the Best of West Virginia Arts & Crafts and The Greenbrier.
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Gail Hutchinson

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