Desoto State Park

Series Skills Series: Basketry Demo

Event Dates:
June 10, 2023, 10:00 am
June 10, 2023, 3:00 pm
DSP SSS Basketry

Events In & Around DeSoto State Park:

Series Skills Series: Basketry Demo

Hosted by DeSoto State Park. The Serious Skills series is a variety of classes and workshops that provide opportunities to discover a hidden talent or learn a new skill for personal enrichment. Classes are open to local residents, overnight guests and park visitors.

There are few arts with longer or more global histories than basket weaving. Pre-dating pottery, baskets were useful for Neolithic hunters and gatherers. Over the millennium, woven containers and furniture became important throughout global cultures for spiritual and aesthetic reasons. Today, basketry is an important and useful cultural practice in many societies. There are countless materials which can be woven into containers of varying size and designs. DeSoto State Park Naturalist Brittney Hughes will demonstrate different types of basketry and have several on display.

Come by anytime, no pre-registration required (Please note demo may be postponed due to wet conditions)

Date: June 10, 2023

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 and open to everyone, stop by anytime for demo.  For any information, call 256.997.5025 or email