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Tina Fung Holder

Washburn, WI
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Tina Fung Holder

Since 1996, Tina has lived and worked in northwest Wisconsin after moving from the urban city life in Chicago. While pursuing her formal education there, Tina did extensive research in basketry techniques at the Field Museum. Since moving to the North Woods she has explored both traditional and new applications of the available natural materials and thinks that anything that grows “flexible” is fair game. Tina enjoys developing new basket designs and teaching them in workshops. Her basketry is sold in galleries in the region and in the North House school store.

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Current Courses Offered by Tina Fung Holder

4 days
Teaser image for Knotted Cattail Totes

Knotted Cattail Totes

Why “knot” use cattail leaves to make a handy tote bag? These abundant and easy-to-harvest materials are very flexible, making them a great material for knotted basketry. In this four-day class, students will construct a tote bag of natural materials including cattail leaves, willow bark, iris leaves and sweetgrass. The course…
Thu, Aug 20th, 2020  –  Sun, Aug 23rd, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Tina Fung Holder
2.5 Days
Teaser image for Red-Osier Dogwood Frame Basket

Red-Osier Dogwood Frame Basket

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 strikingly red osier dogwood and then weave a basket with a handle using a mixture of cattail and iris leaves, basswood fiber, willow…
Fri, Apr 24th, 2020  –  Sun, Apr 26th, 2020
Day 1: 1pm-5pm, Days 2/3: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Tina Fung Holder
Tue, Sep 22nd, 2020  –  Thu, Sep 24th, 2020
Day 1: 1pm-5pm; Days 2 & 3: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Tina Fung Holder
1 Day
Teaser image for Trashformations Basketry

Trashformations Basketry

Take recycling to the next level by learning to use a common household item to make attractive projects with simple weaving techniques. Students will learn the tight weave and open weave techniques using toilet paper and paper towel rolls. It sounds strange, but roll with us on this on: this…
Thu, Apr 23rd, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Tina Fung Holder

Past Courses Offered by Tina Fung Holder

Basswood Bark Coiled Basketry

Cattail Tote Bag

Cattail Weaving: The Northern Fedora

Finger Weaving

Natural Dyes for Basket Making

Needle Woven Beadwork