If you have ever admired hand woven baskets at craft shows and wanted to learn how to make one, the Governor Charles B. Aycock Birthplace State Historic Site has a class for you. At the Basket Weaving Workshop Saturday, Feb. 18, from 10 .a.m. to 3 p.m., you can make your own basket.
Local artist Ingrid Quick will teach participants how to make a simple open weave napkin basket. Participants will work on baskets from 10.a.m to noon then break for lunch. Guests may bring lunch or visit a local restaurant. The weaving will resume at 1 p.m.
Space is limited, and registration is required. There is a fee of $10 to for materials, which must be prepaid by Feb. 13. Call (919) 242-5581 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
The Charles B. Aycock Birthplace, located at 264 Governor Aycock Road in Fremont, interprets the life of a rural 1870s farm family in eastern North Carolina. Born is 1859, Aycock was elected North Carolina's governor in 1900. He was dedicated to education and the site features a one room schoolhouse moved there in 1961. It is part of the Division of State Historic Sites within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.