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Sweetgrass Basketry

Course Overview

Work with locally-harvested sweet grass, cattails, and sedges during this two-day class while learning the art of coiling a sweetgrass basket. We'll incorporate an elegant agate as a base for the basket and make a small birch bark ornament wrapped in sweetgrass. Hands-on instruction provides students with an introduction to the traditions and skills of basket weaving, and the instructor will discuss how to identify sweetgrass and to gather materials for future projects. No previous basket weaving experience is necessary, just your enthusiasm to learn.

Dates

Sat, Aug 24th, 2019  –  Sun, Aug 25th, 2019

Course Details

Length: 2 Days
Skill Levels: All levels
Hours: 9am-4pm
Intergenerational age: N/A
Registration Cost: $190.00
Includes materials fee of $20.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

  • scissors
  • paper/pen for note taking
  • needle-nose pliers

Optional Tools

  • small pieces of old driftwood, beads or other items to incorporate into your basket
  • leather thimble

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.