Ash & Sweetgrass Basket workshop with Molly Neptune

Molly Neptune Parker workshop
Molly works with a student in a prior workshop.
On Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20, come study the art form of ash and sweetgrass basketmaking with renowned Passamaquoddy basketmaker, Molly Neptune Parker. Parker has been making baskets since she was 7 years old.  In 2012, she was named a National Heritage Fellow by the National Endowment for the Arts.  Parker has taught all of her children and most of her grandchildren how to weave, and has taught many tribal members across the country how to practice this once endangered art form.  Students in this class will have an opportunity to work with Molly and weave their own beautiful creation from start to finish.  A two-day workshop, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm each day, participants must attend both days in order to complete their basket. For more information, or to register call (207) 288-3519 or e-mail

Registration required. $120 for Abbe Museum Members, $160 for Non-members (includes one year Abbe Museum Membership)

Maine Arts CommissionFunded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission,
an independent state agency supported by the National
Endowment for the Arts.