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Basketry - Weaving

Coiled Pine Needle Basket Weaving - Beginning

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

October 19, Saturday 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: 13 & up
Instructor: Michele Morton
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Coiled Pine Needle Basket Weaving - Interm/Advanced

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

November 23, Saturday 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: 13 & up
Instructor: Michele Morton
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

New Bark Beginnings

For all those new (or old) to basketmaking, one of the greatest pleasures is weaving with soft pliable barks. In this workshop, we combine willow strips and options for
texture while we create individual small basket expressions. We have a range of techniques to use and experienced guidance to make it all happen. It's really fun to see each basket develop its own character.

Dates & Times

September 6, Friday 10:30 am-5:30 pm
Ages: 12 & up (with an adult)
Instructor: Judy Zugish
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

New Bark: Shimmer & Glimmer

Discover the beauty and flexibility of willow bark woven onto a molded form. Learn and choose how to use the potential of natural materials. Explore forming a base, twining, simple weave to a shapely contour. Become familiar with border options and finish techniques. Great fun for all levels and a glowing treasure on your table!

Dates & Times

October 12, Saturday 10:30 am-5 pm
Ages: 12 & up (with an adult)
Instructor: Judy Zugish
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Skeined Willow Bracelets

Bracelets are made from skeined willow wrapped over a pre-formed ring. Embellishment of hand skeined willow braid added to wrapped bracelet ring completes the project. Both natural (white) and buff (red-brown) willows skeines are used for the braid.

Dates & Times

November 9, Saturday 11 am-4:30 pm
Ages: 13 & up
Instructor: Robert Roeder
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Woven Oval

What a fun table or wall project that introduces you to the wonders of willow bark! Basics of setup and twining, your own shaping and finish are great all level skills of basketmaking. This piece is a delight to make with naturals: soft, strong, and yielding. I hang mine on the wall, and use it on the tabletop as well.

Dates & Times

November 23, Saturday 10:30 am-5 pm
Ages: 13 & up
Instructor: Judy Zugish
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2