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Basket Weaving Workshop


The Madison County Historical Society will be offering a Basket Weaving Workshop on Saturday, July 8 from 9 am - 1 pm where participants will learn basket weaving techniques to create a small decorative Berry Basket.

The workshop led by artist, Sara Buss is for beginner basket weavers who are interested in learning the techniques but are not sure where to start and for experienced basket weavers looking for a fun workshop. Artist, Sara Buss will lead participants through the steps and basket weaving techniques from tapering, scarfing, and packing a basket tight to create a small decorative (3” x 4” x 6 1/2” H) Berry Basket.  Basket materials provided. Space is limited to 15 participants who must be at least 9 years of age. The workshop will be held at the Madison County Historical Society. The cost for the workshop is $40 for Madison County Historical Society members and $45 for nonmembers. Become a member of the Madison County Historical Society to receive the special workshop rate. To register for the workshop, please contact the Madison County Historical Society at 315-363-4136,, or Space is limited to 14 participants, so register soon Prepackaged, single-serve, light refreshments will be offered.

Sara Buss owner of Buss N' Stuff has been basket weaving since 2021. She took a few classes and loved making baskets so much that she has been making them ever since.  She participates in local craft festivals selling her baskets and offering custom orders. Sara was juried into the 2022 Madison County Craft Festival as a new artisan. We are excited to have Sara returning for the 2023 Madison County Craft Festival which is September 9 & 10 this year.  Sara will have her handwoven baskets at the show. Sara started teaching classes in 2022 and enjoys seeing her students’ creations and the sense of accomplishment when they have finished making their own baskets.

Madison County Historical Society’s Heritage Handicrafts: Basket Weaving Workshop is part of a series of leisure arts workshops designed to engage and involves participants in Fine Arts and Crafts activities common in the 19th century, with a focus on making cultural connections to creative pastimes, which are still relevant today.