The Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Ave.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Workshop Registration

Wool Collecting Basket - SOLD OUT

Friday, October 20, 2017

9:00 - 4:00

Instructor: Wendy Jensen

Class Fee: $150.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Maximum Class Size: 12

0 Seats Available

About Seat Availability: The availability shown above does NOT A GUARANTEE that an actual seat is available to be purchased. Each registration will be verified after your purchase and if an over sale of seats occurs you will be notified and the price of the over sold seat will be refunded in it's entirety.

Registration Disabled


Students will lay up a “cathead” base and learn the shaping for a Shaker Style cathead without the use of a mold. Weaving the sides can be accented with a dyed weaver.  Rim fitting, scarfing and lashing will be taught.  Students will have a choice of leather or oak handles.

Basket dimensions:  13”D x 9”H

Experience:  All levels.  Great for beginners!
You'll do a lot of sitting in this workshop and your hands will be in and out of water.

*Wendy can be emailed at*

Materials Information

There is a $45 materials fee included in the registration fee.

Materials fee includes all rattan (stakes, weavers, rims, lashers) purchased, prepped and ready to complete the basket in the time allowed as well as rattan that has been hand-dyed for the appropriate accents.   

Students do not need to bring anything to class unless they would like to have a notebook and pencil.

Workshop Instructor

Wendy G. Jensen is an award winning professional basketmaker living in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. She teaches workshops at many more