Holiday Woven Baskets with Caitlin Parsons

Choose from a selection of these 3 popular Nantucket Woven Baskets. Each basket is woven in the tradition using Nantucket Basket techniques.  Each basket has a unique purpose and perfect for handmade holiday giving, or so special you will keep in your collection.

Choose a flower vase woven over a glass form, a jewelry dish with a carved shell in the bottom, or a mini basket for your tree complete with rim and handle.

Each project is priced separately.

History in the Making!  Here are examples of historic baskets from the NHA Collection.

Flower Vase

Friendship Purse



Maximum class size: 8

Growing up on Nantucket year-round, I developed an appreciation for the tradition and history of the island. My father, Tim Parsons, has been making Nantucket Lightship Baskets and teaching classes for over 30 years. From a young age, I saw him perfecting the craft of weaving, woodworking, carving ivory and scrimshaw. His talent always inspired me, but not until moving back to the island in 2013 did I discover the new trend of Nantucket Basket Bracelets. I’ve known how to weave for years so creating bracelets came naturally to me. From there, I learned to hand-carve the ivory end caps and scrimshaw. Once I began experimenting with designs, I was hooked. I love how the bracelets represent the Nantucket Basket tradition using the same materials and techniques while being innovative and modern. I’m very proud to continue the Nantucket Basket-making tradition with my Nantucket Bracelets and hope you love them too!

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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