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Hands-on-Workshop: Make a Peanut Basket at Landis Valley

March 25 - March 25, 2023

Landis Valley Village &Amp; Farm Museum - Lancaster, Pa

Peanut Basket: This is an old southern basket.  Hold your peanuts/pistachios on one side and the shells on the other. It has a very unique bottom to hold everything inside.  If you don’t like nuts other uses are fun…remotes etc.

Students need to bring: measuring tape, sharpened pencil, a brick wrapped in plastic wrap, 12 large wooden clip style clothespins, old towel, scissors, pocketknife, a small regular screwdriver, spray bottle, pail or dish pan to hold 2 gallons of water. Please bring lunch, drinks and snacks and wear comfortable clothes. All sales are final. Proceeds benefit the Museum.

Joan Betzold, a basket weaver and weaving teacher for over 30 years, attends 40+ art, folk art, colonial, fiber and gardening shows a year. She has been honored as the Featured Artist at several nationally recognized shows. Joan designs, dyes the fibers, and weaves her original baskets using centuries old techniques without nails, glue, staples or molds. She is well-known for her award-winning custom designs as well as unusual baskets incorporating vintage tools, kitchen items, antlers, or a treasured piece from a loved one. She teaches weaving at many local museums as well as privately. For several years she has been asked to serve as the basket weaving judge at the Maryland State Fair.

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Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum
2451 Kissel Hill Road
Lancaster, PA 17601 United States
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