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Tina Fung Holder

Washburn, WI
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Tina Fung Holder
Since 1996, Tina Fung Holder has lived and worked in northwest Wisconsin after moving from the urban city life in Chicago. While pursuing her formal education in Chicago, 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.

Current Courses Offered by Tina Fung Holder

2ΒΌ Days
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Cattail Tote Bag

Wondering what to do with all those cattails growing down by the pond? Learn how to make a handy and stylish tote bag. Students will learn how to plait with the cattail leaves and assemble a tote bag. The basic checker weave (usually done with palm fronds) will be taught…
Fri, Jul 27th, 2018  –  Sun, Jul 29th, 2018
Instructor: Tina Fung Holder
2.25 Days
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Cattail Weaving: The Northern Fedora

Traditional northern craft meets Don Draper? Fedoras are definitely back in fashion, DIY is all the rage, and in this fun course you can combine them both. Put a northern twist on a southern hat weaving tradition and make a woven cattail hat to protect yourself from the sun during…
Tue, Aug 28th, 2018  –  Thu, Aug 30th, 2018
Instructor: Tina Fung Holder
3 days
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Natural Dyes for Basket Making

For those prone to picking plants and wondering what can be made of them as they wander through the forests and fields of this region, both basketry and natural dying offer many possibilities for humble leaves and sticks to become something much more. In this team-taught session, students will learn…
Fri, Sep 28th, 2018  –  Sun, Sep 30th, 2018
1 Day
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Needle Woven Beadwork

Small glass beads were introduced to both the African and American continents when contact with Europeans was made. Initially used as a trade item, the beads were soon incorporated into items of personal and decorative adornments. In the hands of artisans and craftsman, the beads were not only strung on…
Fri, May 4th, 2018
Instructor: Tina Fung Holder
2 days
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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 striking red osier dogwood and then weave a basket with a handle using a mixture of cattail and iris leaves, basswood fiber, willow…
Sat, May 5th, 2018  –  Sun, May 6th, 2018
Instructor: Tina Fung Holder

Past Courses Offered by Tina Fung Holder

Basswood Bark Coiled Basketry

Finger Weaving