Crisp Museum Hosting ‘Little Feather Gourd Basket’ Workshops Oct. 12


The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus is hosting “Little Feather Gourd Basket” workshops Oct. 12 at 1 and 2:30 p.m.

This event is free for ages 5-10, and is open to the public. Supplies will be provided. A preregistration fee of $5 is due by Oct. 5.

During the workshop, local artist Ruth Andre will demonstrate how gourds are cleaned, cut, predrilled and have a beeswax finish, and discuss the gourd’s lifecycle. Participants will then learn how to create a stitching pattern with artificial sinew or waxed thread to secure rolled paper around the gourd’s top edge from start to finish.

To register, visit For more information, contact the Museum at (573) 651-2260.

The Crisp Museum is located in the Cultural Arts Center at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus, located at 518 S. Fountain St. in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.