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Basketry - Weaving

Cedarbark Flower Jug

A great introduction to cedar barks! Strips of western red cedar, strands of Alaskan yellow cedar, color elements of dyed barks. Twill base, splits tightly twined for shaping. Twill design section, braid weave and traditional Northwest folded border. Lots to learn, and this basket is ever so charming with fresh flowers on your table. 

Approx 6” dia x 8” tall

All Levels

Dates & Times

February 2, Friday 10:30 am-6 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Judy Zugish
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Miniature Sweetgrass Basket

Class description: Using western red cedar bark as the structure, this little basket will be twined with Northwest sweetgrass with an accent of skip stitch or triple twining. The finish is a folded border. Students may start another miniature if time allows.

Dates & Times

March 3, Saturday 10 am-4:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Polly Sutton
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Pine Needle Basket Weaving - Intermediate

Expand your design ideas by learning how to incorporate "windows", snake wraps, beads and decorative stitches to your pine needle basket designs. Get individual help with your own design.

Dates & Times

#1: March 24, Saturday 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: 13 & up
Instructor: Michele Morton
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

#2: April 21, Saturday 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: 13 & up
Instructor: Michele Morton
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Pine Needle Basket Weaving Basics

You will learn the basic methods of coiled weaving. We will use pine needles as our weaving material, though this technique can be used with other materials as well. You will start your weaving around a decorative center. You will use the basic swirling stitch gives your woven piece stability and is very attractive. Learn how to shape your basket to its desired form.

Dates & Times

#1: February 10, Saturday 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: 13 & up
Instructor: Michele Morton
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

#2: March 10, Friday 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: 13 & up
Instructor: Michele Morton
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Surface Design Series: #3 Artful Weaving

In this workshop, students will create their own basic loom using a picture frame, nails, and a hammer. Students will then use their loom to practice basic weaving methods using a variety of fibers. Students will also create a small art-weaving using natural items as their loom.

Dates & Times

April 21, Saturday 11 am-3 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Rebecca Wachtman
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Two Two Twill

Sounds like a dance step; "doin' the two-two twill" and it's oh-so-much fun with prepared red cedar bark, natural or dyed for contrast. Combine a classically great material and a rhythmical weavers' technique to make the first of many great baskets. So versatile, these "steps" can be interpreted in a lovely rising rectangle or free style graceful tune - finished with an exquisite folded border or go funky with lashing. 

All Levels

Dates & Times

March 9, Friday 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Judy Zugish
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2