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|Date:||Saturday, October 19, 2019|
|Time:||10:00 - 5:00|
Have you ever looked around outside and wondered what you could make with the abundance of natural materials growing in your yard?
In this workshop you will learn how to take grasses, cattails, daylily leaves, and so many other natural materials and create coiled baskets. Coiling is an ancient and versatile basketry technique used all over the world to create beautiful vessels that can be either decorative or functional.
During the workshop we will discuss how to identify, harvest, and prepare a variety of local materials and then use them to create a unique basket. Cattails, grasses, ornamental foliage, daylily leaves and several other locally harvested plants will be provided for students to make their basket.
Everyone’s basket will turn out to be a unique work of art. If you are excited about using found natural materials to create art and learning a fun and unique new skill, then join us! Everyone will leave with a basket, the skills to create more pieces in the future, and inspiration to explore your local landscape.
Prerequisites: All levels welcome - Some hand strength and dexterity is required to sew through the materials.
Note: This workshop will be held in a heated tent. Your hands may be in and out of water.
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There is a $20 material fee included in the price of registration - This fee includes enough natural material (grasses, iris, cattails, and other seasonally available plants) to make a medium sized basket or even two small ones. Also includes your choice of yarn or twine sewing material and handouts on the techniques covered.
Students should bring: If possible, please bring needle-nosed pliers and a pair of scissors. Extras will be provided but it is always helpful to have your own. You also have the option of bringing some of your own yarn, twine, hemp, or other material to sew the basket with. Details will be provided upon registration.