Class/Workshop Details

The Tote Basket

The Tote Basket

Thursday (3:00 pm) 08/25/22 to Friday (7:00 pm) 08/26/22

Thursday/Friday | Instructor Marsha Orr | Register by August 22

Fallbrook School of the Arts
310 E. Alvarado St., Fallbrook, CA 92028
(760) 728-6383 | email
In Historic Downtown Fallbrook


Totes have become a necessity in recent years. They’re versatile, economical, and best of all, they’re environmentally friendly. Join Instructor Marsha Orr for a very special basketry class as she guides you through the step-by-step process of making your own Tote Basket! Over the two days, you’ll learn to weave a base with a “D” handle and other techniques like the over-under interrupted weave. This gorgeous basket features a 3 Rod wale weave in the center that can look like a watercolor, but you can also create other patterns with colored reeds. Marsha will teach you how to lash a rim and wrap the handle and don’t worry… Marsha will explain what all those basketry terms mean too if you’re a newbie to this artform. With your choice of accent colors, you’ll create one basket (5”w x 12”l x 14”h) that suits your taste. The Tote Basket is large enough to carry a bounty from the farmer’s market, or your garden, or the grocery store, etc. It’s also perfect for holding hand towels, stuffed animals in the nursery or pack it with picnic items and head to the park! Or maybe you’ll just enjoy it proudly displayed in your home. Beginners are welcome. Please note, there will be an additional $10 cash-only supply fee due at the class.

Student Supply Fee: $10 cash-only supply fee due at the workshop. 

Students to Bring: Sturdy scissors, old towel, spray bottle, waterproof measuring tape or ruler and (optional) snack and personal water bottle


August 25 - August 26, 2022

3:00pm - 7:00pm


All Skill Levels - Adult

Registration Deadline: August 22, 2022

Fallbrook Arts, Inc. Covid Policy Update 7/18/2022:  For adult classes at FSA – Masks are required for unvaccinated individuals. Fully vaccinated individuals are recommended to continue indoor masking when the risk may be high. For all K – 12 school aged students, masks are required.

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Age Group(s):
All Skill Levels
Mixed Media
Marsha Orr

Marsha Orr

Staff Instructor

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