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Weaving an Original Walking Stick Grip with Barks

Course Overview

Peeled Willow Walking--once upon a time, Judy designed her first walking stick as a gift for her dad. From this beginning, family heirlooms and tributes to friends have “walked into life” and carried stories to gatherings. Always original, these woven sticks become companions for youths to elders. In this one day class, we will use peeled and seasoned willow for molds. Students are encouraged to bring their own seasoned stick that fits the hand and spirit of the maker, though some sticks will be available for students to select from. Learn to weave a handle grip using prepared willow barks, cedar, cordage and other fiber choices to make your unique walking stick. This is a great class for introducing students to material prep and process, and the confidence to use these materials in a personal piece. Students interested in taking the Willow Bark Hat class following can take this class an an introduction to the materials.

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