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Willow Basketry

Course Overview

Willow has been a prized basket making material for centuries, and after this class, you'll know why. Using traditional European style weaving techniques, students will create a sturdy, beautiful basket using nothing but willow shoots. Strong enough to haul a full load of potatoes, these baskets are made to be used while also displaying a variety of colors and weaving patterns. We will use varieties of wild willow and cultivated willow to create our baskets, and discuss harvest practices and options for acquiring material for future projects.
Willow is a resilient, abundant plant that is prized for its flexibility, strength, and ability to be sustainably harvested. Please note that moderate hand strength is needed when working with willow.

Dates

Fri, Oct 13th, 2017  –  Sun, Oct 15th, 2017

Course Details

Length: 2 1/2 days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: Day 1: 5-8 pm, Days 2/3: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: na
Registration Cost: $245.00
Includes materials fee of $45.00

Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

All required tools/materials are provided by your instructor and North House and will be available once the course begins.

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

Waiting List

This course is full.

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