This is a 2 session in-person workshop.
October 9 +10; 10am - 6pm
Open to beginners and those who have made baskets before who need a refresher or want to learn new techniques.
All materials are included to make one basket!
Immerse yourself in a 2 day, all inclusive basketry workshop!
Are you new to basket making or always wanted to take a workshop? Join in making a challenging and rewarding beginning basket. Made baskets in the past? Come brush up on your skills and learn some new techniques and perspectives about basket making.
Students will learn the twining technique, the fundamentals of materials selection, basket shaping, and the importance of tension while making an approximate 15" diameter x 3" tall basket. Baskets will be made from multiple diameters of round reed which lend textural interest.
The split spoke and twined construction of this basket base will boast a colorful spiral pattern. There will be vibrant colors to choose form for the basket base as well as black and brown round reed for those with a more subdue pallet.
DAY ONE: Students will make a woven base for the basket. Most likely students will move onto the next step of inserting the side spokes to work up the sides of the basket. Students will focus on the twining technique, the importance of tension on the weaving materials, keeping base spokes evenly spaced and how to create a dome and why it is an important function of a basket base.
DAY TWO: Students will complete adding side spokes and finish up the side weaving. Students will be focusing on the tension of the weaving materials and how to bring shape to the basket. This will then lead students to creating a substantial border which brings the basket to completion.
Skill Requirements: Hand strength required
Taught by: Peeta Tinay
The Finer Details...
All students are required to wear masks, regardless of vaccination status. This class involves close proximity, as well as occasional student/teacher contact to direct and guide techniques.
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