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!


2013 - 2014 Meeting Dates:

  2013:  September 19, October 17, November 21, December 12 (new date) 

   2014:  January 16, February 27,  March 20,  April 17,  May 15

            On April 17, Eleanor Langlois will be giving us an introduction, demonstration and history of the art of Shaker Basket weaving.

Eleanor Langlois began weaving Shaker Baskets in the mid 1990’s. She has studied with Geri Kennedy who was the resident basket maker at the Hancock Shaker Village, John McGuire, Joanne Kelly Catsos and Martha Wetherbee. Eleanor has made many different styles of Shaker Baskets including knife, spoon, cathead, cheese bottomed baskets and quadrafoil baskets. Shaker baskets are woven on molds using hand pounded ash.

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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 ClassCome 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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