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Friday, October 20 • 9:00am - 4:00pm
Wild Basketry: Twining and Twill with Bark, Vines, and Cattails - SOLD OUT LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Do you want to explore the possibilities for creating baskets entirely with wild-harvested plants? 

In this workshop you will weave a sample basket using a variety of natural materials, including barks, kudzu vine, honeysuckle, cattails, iris leaves and more. You will be able to choose the shape and the pattern of your basket and have the choice of either making a functional belt basket or a sculptural piece. The overall size will be approximately 5” x 4” x 6.” 

Over the course of your sample basket you will learn a variety of techniques, including both a simple twill with flat pieces of bark and several methods of twining, in which two strands are alternatively woven around the stakes of the basket. 

During the workshop we will discuss how to identify, harvest, and prepare a variety of materials, as well as have hands on experience processing bark and vines. If you are inspired to create a deeper connection to the materials you use while making a beautiful and completely unique basket then this is the class for you. Everyone will leave with a completed basket, handouts and information on what was covered during the workshop, and inspiration to explore your local natural landscape. 

You will be sitting and standing during class and your hands will be in and out of water throughout the workshop.

This class is open to all levels, even those who have taken it before and want to take their skills to a new level. 

Materials Provided by Instructor:
All locally harvested natural materials

Materials Provided by Student
Scissors, an awl, and a ruler or measuring tape 

Homework: 
None

Any questions to Katie can be sent to her at Katiegroveart@gmail.com 



Instructors
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Katie Grove

Going out into the forests and fields, harvesting materials from nature, and sitting down in the sun to weave a basket is Katie Grove’s idea of a perfect day. She is an artist and educator whose passion is to guide people in connecting to their creative self through the combination of art and nature. Through nature-based arts such as basketry, plant dyes, felting, and weaving she creates an environment where individuals can explore self-expression while learning how to identify, use, and appreciate locally available natural materials. Katie has a background in Fibers Art from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and a BFA in Printmaking from SUNY New Paltz. She is based in Rosendale, NY and has been exhibiting her work and teaching throughout the Hudson Valley since 2010... Read More →



Friday October 20, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
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