Basket Weaving with Native Plants

When: Sat., Feb. 14, 12-4 p.m. 2015

Create a useful piece that will last a lifetime in this class taught by master weaver Charlie Kennard. Each participant will make a container with rush (Juncus) warps and tule wefts using California Indian techniques. Participants will practice various twining stitches to make a patterned exterior, finished with a decorative rim and cordage handle. Tule baskets were very commonly made in many parts of California, Oregon and Nevada, with varying “starts,” weaves, and rim finishes. These kinds of baskets can be used for gathering small fruits and vegetables, and chickens’ eggs.

Price: $80

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