Press release: Basket weaving workshop offered at Monroe Lake, Sept. 14

The following press release was sent to the Bloomingtonian Thursday:

For immediate release: August 10, 2022

Basket weaving workshop offered at Monroe Lake, Sept. 14

Monroe Lake is hosting a Coil Basket Weaving Workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. at Paynetown State Recreation Area as part of Salt Creek Valley History Week.

Participants will learn the traditional craft of coil basket weaving and make a miniature coiled basket of their own (about 5 inches in size) during the 75-minute workshop. They’ll also learn a bit about the history of basket making in the Salt Creek Valley area, which was known for another type of traditional baskets made from woven strips of white oak.

The workshop costs $10 and is limited to 12 people, ages 13 and older. Registration is required at by Sept. 11.

For information on other programs being offered during Salt Creek Valley History Week, which is from Sept. 10 to 16, see

Questions should be directed to the Paynetown Activity Center at 812-837-9967 or email Jill Vance at [email protected].

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