Basket Making

The Henderson welcomes Barbara Sadler of Princeton, West Virginia and her Appalachian Baskets!

Appalachian Basket Weaving

Indian Corn Centerpiece

Indian_Corn_Centerpiece

Unique and whimsical! Weave your own "Indian Corn" Centerpiece, or wall hanging.

Indian Corn

Indian_corn

Unique and whimsical! Weave your own "Indian Corn" Centerpiece, or wall hanging.

Easter Basket

Easter_Basket

Just in time for the Easter Bunny! Our first weaving project is an Easter Basket!

Weave a Chair Seat

Chair_Weaving

Barbara will provide a step stool frame or you can bring your own chair to weave.

Candy Canes

Candy Canes

How unique! Join Barbara and get geared up for the holidays!

Weave a Step Stool

Step_Stool

Barbara will provide a step stool frame or you can bring your own chair to weave.

Cherokee Basket

Cherokee Basket

Handed down from Barbara's Grandmother, learn to weave this beautiful Cherokee Basket

Cherokee Basket

Cherokee Basket

Handed down from Barbara's Grandmother, learn to weave this beautiful Cherokee Basket

Barbara was born in Summers County, WV, but  raised in Thompson Valley in Tazewell County, VA.  However, she has lived in Princeton, WV in Mercer County for the past 25 plus years with her husband Bill, a local circuit court judge. They have two wonderful daughters, Kelsy and Kirsten.  Kelsy is a 4th grade school teacher in Kanawha County, WV and Kirsten is a graduate student in Art History at George Mason University.

Basket-making has been passed down in her family from generation to generation. She learned the art of Appalachian basket-making from my paternal grandmother, Vinnie Poe Herald.  She learned from her mother. She has passed down this craft to her daughters as well. Her Appalachian roots go back for over 100 years and now we proudly welcome her to The Henderson, helping us to hold on to that tradition of Appalachian basket-making!

Check out our calendar to RSVP for a specific basket making class or click on the link below.

Easter Basket

Cherokee Basket

Beach Tote with Leather Handles

Chief’s Basket 

Indian Corn Centerpiece

Candy Cane