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Blooms, Berries, Bark and Baskets: Natural Dyes for Basket Making

Course Overview

For those prone to picking plants and wondering what can be made of them as they wander through the forests and fields of this region, both basketry and natural dying offer many possibilities for humble leaves and sticks to become something much more. In this team-taught session, students will learn how to dye natural materials and then make those materials into baskets. Tina and Karen will cover the entire process, from gathering to creating dye baths and using mordants to weaving, using a variety of basketry techniques to turn leaves, barks, stems and grasses into creative, useful and beautiful things. Students will complete a variety of small projects, including ornaments, jewelry and small containers, and leave with ample inspiration to continue gathering, dying and weaving on their own.


Fri, Sep 29th, 2017  –  Sun, Oct 1st, 2017

Course Details

Length: 3 days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Registration Cost: $270.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Fri, Aug 18th, 2017
Includes materials fee of $45.00


You will need the following tools for this class:

rubber gloves
thimble (if you use one)
clothes pins (very small preferred)
hand pruners

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation packet in the mail that may offer additional optional tool recommendations and suggested reading.

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* Early-Bird rate in effect until Fri, Aug 18th, 2017
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