Lynette Youson – Sweetgrass Basketry: A Family Tradition (Intergenerational)

Date(s) - July 18, 2021 - July 24, 2021
12:00 am

John C. Campbell Folk School

1 Folkschool Road
(US Region : Southeast)


Learn to weave beautiful Charleston sweetgrass baskets from a pair of cousins who are 5th-generation weavers. This African style of basketry has been handed down through Gullah culture for centuries. The baskets are coiled sweetgrass, stitched together with palmetto fronds and accented with pine needles and bulrush. Make a large, shallow “rice fanner” basket, or two or more smaller projects. All levels welcome, though some manual dexterity is needed.

PLEASE NOTE: This class is for 12-17 year olds to attend with a parent, grandparent, or guardian — 1 youth per 1 adult. 

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