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Red-Osier Dogwood Frame Basket

Course Overview

An abundance of easily accessed and harvested native materials very suitable for basketry grow in our northern region. In this class we will make a frame with striking red osier dogwood and then weave a basket with a handle using a mixture of cattail and iris leaves, basswood fiber, willow and sweet grass. Students will learn a variety of techniques that enhance the fabric texture of your basket beyond the basic over/under pattern that is traditionally used when weaving a basket. How to make cordage and twining and wrapping techniques will be taught. Feel free to bring other flexible materials such as fabric, leather, ribbon, and the like to incorporate them into your basket.  Beginners are welcome, as with a little enthusiasm and no previous basket-making experience participants leave the workshop with a fine looking basket.


Sat, May 5th, 2018  –  Sun, May 6th, 2018

Course Details

Length: 2¼ days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Registration Cost: $210.00
Includes materials fee of $40.00


You will need the following tools for this class:

flat needle-nose pliers (or craft pliers)
clothes pins
note book
plastic garbage bag (1)
small plastic baggies

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call the front office if you have not received it within 24 hours.