Florence County Museum Adult Studio Workshops
9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Lunch Break from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Registration Required, Ages 16+
Saturday, May 25, 2019:
Charleston Sweetgrass Baskets
Instructor: Sarah Edwards-Hammond
$125, all materials included, 15 Participant Maximum
All Skill Levels
Experience the art of weaving (sewing) a Charleston sweetgrass basket, one of the oldest art forms of African origin in the United States. Participants will construct a small basket with fragrant sweetgrass, pine needles for accent, and palmetto strips to secure the basket.
Sarah Edwards-Hammond, one of Charleston’s finest Sweetgrass Basket Artists, was taught this unique form of art by her mother, the late Mrs. Estelle Edwards. Mrs. Edwards was taught the craft by her mother-in-law, Mrs. Florence Mazyck-Edwards. Sarah is listed on the South Carolina Art Commission Roster for Artists, she is an active member of the Sweetgrass Basket Association, she has served with the Hand Weaving Guild of American, and the Sweetgrass Basket Cultural Art Festival. After retiring from the Charleston County School District, working as an office manager for thirty-one years, she travelled the state of South Carolina to various schools teaching students this African experience that vividly illustrates the beauty of a diverse culture.
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