Welcome to the Venetian Society of Basket Weavers.  We hope you will find these pages informative and motivating.  We want to invite you to join our group and learn a new life skill.  It's fun!  Check us out!

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 2015 - 2016 Meeting Dates: third Thursday of the month Oct - May 

   2015:  October 15 , November 19, December 17

   2016:  January 21, February 11, March 17, April 21, May 19             

November 19 Meeting, 6-8pm

The November 19th meeting at the Venice Chamber of Commerce building will begin with gathering time at 6:00 PM and followed by a brief business meeting at 6:30. Our program will be Billy Owens and his white oak baskets. There will be tables for Raffle, Give Away and For Sale.For more information click here.

Workshop with Billy Owens ~ White Oak Baskets ~ Nov. 20-21, 2015

Billy Owens will be teaching our choices of 4 white oak baskets for VSBW on November 20 and 21, 2015.  He prepares all the material and is a great teacher.  For more information click here.   


 Jack at work


Venetian Society of Basket Weavers is a group of friendly people with talents from beginner to expert.  Here is a place where each member has access to presentations, classes and a vast library of books related to all aspects of basket weaving. 

Both the wild and tame areas surrounding the city of Venice FL contain many natural materials that have been used in basket weaving for centuries.  Palm inflourescence, philodendron sheaths, vines, palm fronds, pine needles and many other sources are abundant and renew themselves continually in the lush growing season. 

In the Venetian Society of Basket Weavers there are many styles used by the different members.  From the strict standards of the Nantucket baskets to the wild abandon of naturals there is a style for everyone.  And most of us are willing to try them all. 




Elaine in Linda Sura's Class


Come back from time to time and see what has been added.  We will be featuring our baskets, weavers and some award winners.




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