Desoto State Park

Basketry & Chair Caning Demonstration

Event Dates:
August 31, 2019, 10:00 am
DSP B

Events In & Around DeSoto State Park:

Series Skills Series: Basketry & Chair Caning Demonstration

Explore the beauty of basketry – one of the oldest and most varied art forms in the world. DeSoto State Park Naturalist Brittney Hughes will demonstrate and have examples of coiling, twining and plaiting using materials like Longleaf Pine needles, natural threads, reed, and White Oak splints. She will also demo chair caning with reed, weaving the herringbone pattern on a Civilian Conservation Corps-built chair. Come by anytime

(Please note: demo may be postponed due to wet conditions)

Date: Saturday, August 31, 2019

Time: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Where: DeSoto State Park-Fort Payne, Alabama-Country Store & Information Center on County Road 89

Fee: Free, come by anytime. For any information, call 256.997.5025 or email Brittney.Hughes@dcnr.alabama.gov