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Antler Basketry

Course Overview

The graceful curve of the deer antler provides a creative springboard for the emerging folk-art form of antler basketry. In this course students learn to weave a stunning rib-style basket from dyed and natural rattan reed, incorporating a deer antler as the handle or focal point of the design. The project will be a functional tabletop basket in a melon shape, with a three-point lashing rim.  Antlers will be pre-drilled with primary rib framework inserted. The instructor will demonstrate proper drilling techniques and students may do hands-on drilling if they wish.  Antler basketry is a creative, colorful way to spend the weekend with friends, old and new! Dimensions approx. 14”H x 8”W x 4”D. Note, materials fee is payable to instructor during class.


Fri, Nov 2nd, 2018  –  Sun, Nov 4th, 2018

Course Details

Length: 2.5 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner-Advanced
Hours: Days 1 & 2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-noon
Intergenerational age: na
Registration Cost: $185.00
Additional materials fee paid to instructor when class starts: Varies (approx $55)

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

  • Dishpan or water bucket
  • Scissors
  • Towel

Optional Tools

  • Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.
  • Weave Rite packing tool
  • clothespins (dozen)

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.