Sweet Grass Basketry
Work with locally harvested sweet grass, cattails, and sedges during this two-day class while learning the art of coiling a sweet grass basket. We'll incorporate an elegant agate as a base for the basket. Hands-on instruction provides students with an introduction to the traditions and skills of basket weaving, and discussion about how to identify sweet grass and gather materials for future projects. No previous basket weaving experience is necessary, just your enthusiasm to learn.
Basket Week 2018: Registration in this session of this course includes participation in a day of demonstrations, talks and other activities on Friday, August 31 as part of Basket Week for no additional tuition cost. More information will be provided in mid-summer. Please plan to participate!
You will need the following tools for this class:
- paper/pen for note taking
- needle-nose pliers
- small pieces of old driftwood, beads or other items to incorporate into your basket
- leather thimble
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.