Friday, February 10, 2012

Basket weaving workshop at Aycock birthplace

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 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.

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