Sew Your Own Sweetgrass Basket

1950 Rutledge RD

McClellanville, SC


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City: McClellanville

Region: Coastal & Islands

Sew Your Own Sweetgrass Basket

Sweetgrass basket sewing was an important tradition among African-Americans on Lowcountry plantations. Sweetgrass fanner baskets were used during harvest season to separate rice from chaff. Today, the art of sweetgrass basket sewing still thrives along the coast. Renowned sweetgrass basket artist Barbara McCormick of McClellanville will lead you through the process of this Lowcountry tradition.

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