Berry baskets were used during the late 19th century to transport strawberries from the fields of New Jersey to the restaurants of New York City. Designed to hold individual servings of berries, the baskets were traditionally handwoven of oak or hickory splints and were made on farms during the cold winter months.
If you’re lucky, you can still find original berry baskets at antique shops. Or, you could make your own at Washington Crossing Historic Park on Saturday, March 25, from 11 AM to 3 PM.
During our Berry Basket Weaving Workshop, participants will weave a reed basket over a wooden mold, attach the handle to the basket with copper nails, and lash the rims with ash. Students will leave the workshop with two completed baskets. All tools and materials will be provided by the instructor.
The workshop fee is $50 per person. To register, please call the park Visitor Center at 215-493-4076. Class size is limited to the first 12 people.
Saturday, March 25 at 11:00am to 3:00pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park
1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA 18977